Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Escalon
On the morning of Monday, January 23, 2023, officials reported a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in the Escalon area. The incident occurred in front of Parks Wholesale Nursery at approximately 5:30 a.m. near State Route 120 and French Camp Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Details on the Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Escalon
First responders were requested at the scene of the pedestrian accident and performed life-saving measures on the injured party. Sadly, the injured pedestrian was declared deceased shortly after 6:10 a.m., according to CHP traffic officers.
Investigators located pieces of vehicle parts at the incident site. Officials believe that the suspect vehicle is a Ford Focus between the years 2005 to 2007. Those with information on the fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Escalon are encouraged to call the California Highway Patrol at (209) 938-4800.
Why is it Useful to Work with a Wrongful Death Lawyer?
While no family is ever prepared for the loss of a close relative, the unfortunate reality is that negligence often results in death in Stockton and across California. An unexpected loss may leave surviving family members devastated financially and emotionally. This is especially true if the incident was a hit-and-run pedestrian crash. Such situations may leave survivors unsure of how to proceed in their situation.
When an incident claims a loved one’s life, it is useful to know that help is available from an experienced accident attorney and just a phone call away. Survivors may turn to a skilled and compassionate lawyer for a free consultation that details the services they offer to assist them with their wrongful death case. From there, the attorney will work to build a strong case for justice and compensation on their behalf.
A hit-and-run pedestrian collision may be challenging to navigate, particularly if local law enforcement is unsuccessful in locating the suspect party. In these situations, it is helpful to work with a California wrongful death attorney, such as ours from AutoAccident.com, that has the resources to work with a private investigator to track down the suspect party and hold them liable for damages incurred.
What an Attorney Can Do to Help You with Your Wrongful Death Claim
A skilled and compassionate lawyer from our law office can provide many services to assist you and your family. This includes:
- Performing an independent investigation of the hit-and-run and working with a private investigator to locate the suspect party
- Gathering and preserving evidence associated with the fatal hit-and-run accident to prove the wrongful death claim to insurers or in court if necessary
- Handling negotiations with the insurance carrier that represents the at-fault party or the family’s insurer through an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim
- Filing a lawsuit for wrongful death in court within the applicable statute of limitations and moving the case forward into litigation
- Preparing a strong and compelling case to present in court, including arranging for expert witness testimony on behalf of the client, preparing exhibits for evidence, opening/closing arguments, and more
For additional information on the services that our legal team offers at AutoAccident.com, contact us for a free consultation. Learn more about us by watching the video below.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. At our law firm, we understand that no amount of money can undo the pain of losing someone you love or bring them back. That is why our legal team from AutoAccident.com is dedicated to assisting families in obtaining the justice and closure they need to move forward from their loss. We have done just that since 1982 and would be honored to help you with your wrongful death case.
Serving Stockton and surrounding areas, AutoAccident.com is a personal injury law firm that is dedicated to assisting injured parties and families of decedents. We strive to prove clients with personalized legal support and guidance during the most challenging times of their lives. No matter the circumstances of your accident, our legal team is here to help you rebuild your life and move forward. Contact us for free, friendly advice on your potential case at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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