Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Road 415
Authorities in Madera County recently reported a fatal pedestrian accident on Road 415 near the town of Raymond. The incident occurred around 4:00 a.m. on Road 415 in the vicinity of Hidden Knolls Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Details on the Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Road 415 Near Raymond
Authorities reported that a driver was traveling eastbound on Road 415 when they reportedly crashed into something. The motorist turned around and found a pedestrian lying in the road. The driver stayed at the scene and contacted 911, CHP traffic officers said. Sadly, the pedestrian, a 19-year-old Coarsegold man, was declared deceased at the scene. Additional information on the fatal pedestrian accident was not immediately provided due to ongoing investigation.
What is Involved in the Wrongful Death Claims Process?
The loss of a family member is one of the most painful and trying experiences in life. If a close relative passed away because of a pedestrian accident they did not cause, it may be even more challenging to come to terms with. California law recognizes the hardship that surviving family members may experience following the death of a loved one caused by negligence and provides survivors a way to hold the at-fault party accountable. The process involves bringing a wrongful death claim against the party or entity responsible for the fatal incident. These cases allow the family of the decedent to claim financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages resulting from the loss.
Fatal pedestrian accident cases, like others, are subject to a statute of limitations. The time limit for bringing a wrongful death lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the fatal incident, as outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. Damages in these cases are intended to compensate a family for the financial and intangible harms they have experienced because of losing their loved one. These may include costs of medical treatment if the decedent did not pass away immediately and received care for their final injuries, loss of financial support the decedent would have provided to the family, mental anguish from the unexpected death, loss of companionship, and more.
Retaining legal counsel to handle all aspects of a wrongful death case may make all the difference. It may allow you the time to grieve and be with your family in addition to not going through the process alone. While no amount of money may undo the pain of losing a loved one or replace the relationship that was lost, holding the at-fault party accountable through a civil case may provide surviving family members with a sense of justice. An experienced Madera wrongful death lawyer may build a strong case on behalf of survivors and protect their rights. For information on how to find the best lawyer to represent you and your family, watch this video.
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A wrongful death claim is unlike any other type of civil case as they are often challenging and filled with strong emotion. Our law firm understands these situations all too well and has helped many California families through such difficult times for over three decades. It is our goal to ensure that we obtain justice and fair compensation on behalf of those we represent. One of the first steps you may take toward healing is to discuss your options for recovery as a surviving family member with one of our accident attorneys today.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Madera personal injury attorney. Whether a loss of life was caused by a pedestrian accident or other type of incident, it may leave families feeling broken and empty without their loved one by their side. Such losses not only deprive families of the care and companionship their beloved relative provided but may also leave them in financial hardship with unexpected expenses. Families in such situations may not consider retaining legal counsel, particularly during a time of grief. However, it is essential to understand your rights as a surviving family member under California law. Our legal team is available anytime to go over the details of your case and provide free, friendly advice on how to move forward. Get started today by calling us at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400.
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