Cyclist Killed After Hit and Run Crash in Fresno
Local authorities reported that a cyclist was struck and killed after a recent hit and run crash in southwest Fresno. The bicycle collision happened around 4:30 a.m. at Hughes and Whitesbridge avenues when a man riding a bike in the bicycle lane was hit from behind by a car. The cyclist, 37-year-old Del Rey resident Amarpreet Singh Sall, was transported to Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Sadly, he was pronounced deceased during hospitalization.
Investigation of the Fresno Hit and Run Crash
The Fresno Police Department (Fresno PD) has been in charge of the investigation for the fatal bicycle accident. Police reported that the vehicle in question is believed to be a 2013 to 2017 Honda Accord. The car is white in color and has damage to the passenger side windshield, right side mirror, and right front light assembly. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (559) 621-5066 and speak with Fresno PD detective Michael Buessing about the incident.
Losing a Loved One to Wrongful Death
The loss of a loved one is never easy. However, when the death of a close relative was caused by a preventable act such as a bicycle accident, surviving family members are often left with more questions than they have answers. Many times, the thought of a wrongful death claim may be too much for a grieving family to consider. When families do not seek legal representation for justice and financial compensation, this may compound the grieving process with anger and frustration, knowing that they do not have the solace and financial security they need to rebuild their lives. An experienced Fresno wrongful death lawyer can help a family through difficult times such as these by conducting a thorough review of the case, determine who is liable and the available insurance coverage, and diligently work to protect a family’s rights through mediation, trial, or arbitration, if necessary.
Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Claim
Under California law, economic and non-economic damages may be recovered through a wrongful death claim filed against the negligent party and their insurance company. However, that may prove difficult in the case of a fatal hit and run bicycle accident. In these situations, an uninsured motorist claim may be filed with the decedent’s insurance company or a member of their household, so long as they were not excluded from the policy. Recovery through a wrongful death case includes the following:
- Costs of medical treatment related to the fatal accident, funeral, and burial services
- Loss of future financial support, services, and benefits
- Lost love, affection, care, protection, and guidance
For more information on the wrongful death claims process, watch the video below:
Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim may be the last thing on a family’s mind when coping with grief after the loss of a loved one. However, it is crucial to act as quickly as possible to protect your family’s right to justice and financial compensation. Since these cases often require a thorough, extensive, and comprehensive investigation, it is best not to wait too long to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Fresno. An experienced attorney can protect you and your family from insurance companies who do not have your best interests in mind when it comes to compensating you for your loss.
Bicycle Accident Attorney in Fresno
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno bicycle accident attorney. The unexpected loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating tragedies a family can experience. If you have lost someone you love after a bicycle crash in the Fresno area, a wrongful death lawyer who is experienced in handling fatal bicycle accident cases can fight for your family’s rights and help ensure you all receive the justice and compensation you all need and deserve. Call me to learn more about how I can help you and your family through this difficult time at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400. I am available to speak with you anytime and provide you my compassionate, free, and friendly advice on how to move forward with a wrongful death claim.
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At AutoAccident.com, our Fresno injury attorneys have decades of experience representing those injured or killed in bicycle accidents in Fresno County and throughout the golden state. To see how we have helped others with their personal injury claims or wrongful death cases, go to our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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