Pedestrian Accident Fatality on I-980 and 12th Street in Oakland

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May 29, 2023
Edward Smith

Fatal Pedestrian Accident I-980 Oakland

The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on I-980 in Oakland on the night of May 25, 2023. The crash occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 980 and the 12th Street on-ramp.

Details on the Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-980 in Oakland

A preliminary release by the California Highway Patrol revealed that a motorist collided with an individual on foot along the 12th Street on-ramp to eastbound I-980 in Oakland. Sadly, the pedestrian succumbed to injuries at the crash site.

CHP traffic officers indicated that the involved motorist stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officials have not yet released the identity of the decedent due to pending family notification.

Taking Legal Action in a Fatal Pedestrian Accident Case

After the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident or another type of incident, surviving family members may be focused on recovering and healing. The last thing on survivors’ minds is taking legal action, particularly when focused on having affairs in order and learning how to adjust to a new life without a loved one by their side. This is where a skilled wrongful death lawyer from can help. While you and your family are focused on healing, our legal team can protect your family’s rights and best interests throughout the process. This includes:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of the incident that claimed a loved one’s life.
  • Gathering and preserving all available evidence to build a strong wrongful death case against the other side.
  • Hire expert witnesses such as those in finance and accident reconstruction to provide a breakdown of the family’s damages and persuasively explain how the other side’s action caused the incident and the loved one’s demise.
  • Build the strongest case possible that explains to the insurance carrier or defense attorney how the unexpected loss of life has affected surviving family members emotionally and financially.
  • Handling communications and negotiations with insurers and defense counsel and working toward a mutual settlement agreement for non-economic and economic damages.
  • Filing a lawsuit for wrongful death in civil court if attempts at a fair settlement agreement have failed and to protect the statute of limitations in the case.

The greatest of a family’s concerns following a fatal pedestrian accident caused by a negligent or careless motorist is how much legal representation is going to cost. It is understandable that survivors may have a lot on their plate during this difficult time, especially if they were dependent on the deceased for support. Fortunately, most California wrongful death attorneys, like ours from, operate on contingency. There is no upfront cost to retain legal counsel, and attorneys’ fees will only be due at the successful resolution of the case. Learn more about our law office services in this video.

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Oakland

Our Oakland wrongful death lawyers have years of combined experience helping survivors get answers and secure financial relief after devastating fatal crashes. Our legal team has the skills, knowledge, and resources to investigate how the incident occurred, determine which party should be held accountable, and seek the full financial recovery your family needs and deserves. To learn if you can bring a claim for damages against the party or entity responsible for your loss, contact our law office at (510) 631-0200 or (800) 404-5400. We are available anytime to review your case and offer free, friendly advice.

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