One Killed After Deadly Crash on Garfield Avenue Near Fresno

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October 20, 2020
Edward Smith

Fatal Car Accident on Garfield Avenue Near Fresno

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a fatal car accident that recently occurred on Garfield Avenue near the Fresno area. The deadly collision occurred around 11:45 a.m. at Garfield Avenue and McKinley Avenue, just west of Fresno. The motor vehicle crash involved a minivan and a Honda, according to the CHP. The driver of the minivan, a 66-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital for treatment. Her condition has not yet been released by officials. Sadly, the driver of the Honda, 41-year-old Adalila Cruz-Rojas, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. Further details on the incident have not yet been released by the CHP.

Taking Legal Action After a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

When a family loses a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, they may seek compensation through a wrongful death action filed with the at-fault party’s insurance company. While no amount of money can ever make up for such a loss, a wrongful death case may help cover survivors’ emotional and financial losses and provide a sense of justice. Watch the video below by our law firm if you would like to learn more about the wrongful death claims process.

Is it Worth Hiring a Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyer for a Fatal Car Accident?

After a wrongful death car accident, insurance companies often act quickly to dispute liability for the incident. They may argue with surviving family members that they do not have a claim. This is the last thing a family would want to deal with when grieving and coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. An experienced Fresno wrongful death attorney can handle communications with insensitive insurance adjusters and defense lawyers on your behalf so you and your family can focus on recovering from your loss. Our legal team has protected the rights and best interests of families affected by wrongful death since 1982 and work diligently to:

  • Identify all parties potentially responsible for a loved one’s wrongful death: This may be the negligent actions of a driver, a government entity responsible for a defective road, or an automaker of a faulty vehicle that a loved one was riding in.
  • Protect you and your family from being taken advantage of: After a wrongful death car accident, claims adjusters and defense attorneys are focused on protecting the insurance company’s profits. You and your family do not deserve to suffer emotional and financial losses caused by someone else’s negligence. A Fresno wrongful death lawyer will work to ensure all aspects of your case are handled to provide the time you and your family need to grieve.
  • Build a strong wrongful death case for justice and compensation: A wrongful death attorney in Fresno will gather and preserve evidence related to the fatal motor vehicle collision and statements from any eyewitnesses. A lawyer may also retain accident reconstruction experts and other expert witnesses to help prove your wrongful death claim.
  • Establish the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve: Calculating the wrongful death compensation a family deserves requires a compelling presentation to prove the long-term losses a family will suffer in terms of non-economic and economic damages.

When faced with the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident caused by negligence, our Fresno wrongful death lawyers at can help you and your family through this difficult time. Contact our legal team to arrange a free consultation and allow us to begin seeking justice on behalf of your family and your loved one.

Car Accident Lawyer in Fresno

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. When faced with losing a loved one after a fatal accident, a family needs a compassionate lawyer to fight for their rights and best interests against difficult insurance companies. Our legal team can help with that and provide free, friendly advice on your family’s options for recovery. Contact us anytime to discuss your case at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400. We are available anytime to listen to your story.

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