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Denair Pedestrian Accident Fatality

Denair Pedestrian Accident Fatality

Denair Pedestrian Accident Fatality

Denair Pedestrian Accident Fatality — A pedestrian accident along a rural road near Denair claimed the life of a Turlock man on October 28, 2018. The collision occurred shortly after 6:00 in the evening at the intersection of Gratton Road and Barnhart Road, between Taylor Road and Keyes Road. According to a preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a man was walking along the southbound lane of Gratton Road when he was struck by an oncoming 2010 Honda driven by a 76-year-old Denair woman. Emergency personnel transported the man to a hospital in Turlock. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization. Officials have identified the victim as 26-year-old Salvador Gudino of Turlock.

I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Mr. Gudino as they mourn their sudden and tragic loss.

Details of the Denair Pedestrian Accident Fatality

CHP investigators have said that they are looking into possible causal factors of this accident. While an investigation is ongoing, no suspected factors have been mentioned thus far. A GoFundMe account has been created by the loved ones of Mr. Gudino to help his family as they recover from their loss.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can often result in serious and debilitating injuries. This is due to a walker’s lack of physical protection against a motor vehicle in a collision. Some of the common pedestrian injuries in such accidents include amputations, bone fractures, internal organ trauma, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, and more. In some cases, pedestrian accidents can result in wrongful death.

Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a tragic, life-changing experience. There would be many emotions related to the sudden and untimely death of a family member, especially if the loss was caused by wrongful death. When a fatal pedestrian accident is caused by a negligent driver, surviving family members of the deceased may turn to a wrongful death claim to recover from their loss. While no amount of money will bring back a lost loved one, monetary compensation can lessen the financial hardship and help move a family forward after such a tragedy. To learn more about wrongful death cases, watch the following YouTube video.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

The types of damages that may be recovered in a wrongful death claim may vary from case to case. However, families of victims may generally reclaim compensation for the following:

  • Any accident-related medical expenses incurred before a loved one’s death may be recovered in a survival action
  • Any post-life expenses, such as costs of a loved one’s funeral and burial
  • Benefits lost such as medical insurance, pension, etc.
  • Financial support the deceased would have contributed to the family during his or her lifetime
  • Loss of consortium, if a domestic partner or spouse is suing
  • Value of household services provided by the deceased

Turlock Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Turlock wrongful death lawyer. There is nothing more heartbreaking than losing a loved one in an accident. Although nothing can truly make one whole again after such a tragic loss, filing a wrongful death claim can help a family cope with the emotional and financial burden caused by the death. If this applies to you and your family, I am genuinely sorry for your loss. Please feel free to give me a call anytime to receive compassionate, free and friendly advice at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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