Fleeing Driver Causes Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality Accident 

Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality Accident Reported on 15th Avenue

A Sacramento pedestrian fatality accident occurred in the Tahoe Park section of the city on December 23 involving a hit-and-run driver. The collision was reported to the Sacramento Police Department around 2:15 a.m. at the 15th Avenue intersection with 60th Street near the Tahoe Park Shopping Center. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male in his 30s lying on the ground. 

Authorities Believe Vehicle Was Involved in Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality Accident

Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. Evidence at the accident scene led officers to believe a vehicle that fled the scene was involved. The investigative unit of the Sacramento Police is conducting an examination of the accident scene to determine how the fatality occurred and to locate the hit-and-run motorist. 

Information Sought in Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality Accident

Those with information about the accident are asked to phone police at (916) 808-5471 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling (916) 443-4357. The name of the deceased will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office when the family has been notified.

Wrongful Death Claims for Pedestrian Fatalities

A Sacramento pedestrian fatality accident must be supported by evidence. In California, damage awards can be made when someone dies as a result of negligence or wrongdoing by someone else. If a driver negligently kills a pedestrian, they may be held liable for the loss of someone else’s loved one.

The Finding of Wrongful Death Evidence

When a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision, a lawyer can investigate the case to determine whether the evidence supports a wrongful death claim. In addition to police reports, witness statements, videos of traffic surveillance, and photographs of the accident scene, your attorney will gather other documentation. A medical expert witness can also testify as to the cause of death and the negligence of the at-fault party.

The Process of Contacting a Lawyer Who Handles Wrongful Death Cases

It is important to contact a California wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible in order to make a successful claim. A lawyer can help you gather evidence and evaluate its strength to ensure all aspects of your case are considered. As well as learning how to pursue a successful claim, you can also determine your legal rights.

Wrongful Death Damages That Can Be Recovered

Compensation can be recovered for a variety of damages in a California wrongful death claim, including:

  • The cost of funeral and burial services can be recovered.
  • Wages, pensions, and insurance benefits can be recovered from the deceased until retirement age.
  • You can recover damages for loss of guidance, advice, love, protection, and moral support in the event of the death of a loved one.
  • If the deceased provided household services, compensation for that amount in the present and future is recoverable, depending on the circumstances.

In the video below by accident attorney Ed Smith, you will find helpful information about filing wrongful death claims:

Attorney for Wrongful Death in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith. I am an attorney for wrongful death in Sacramento. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a motorist can lead to wrongful death claims. If you seek free, friendly advice from compassionate, knowledgeable accident attorneys, call us at (916) 921-6400. You may also contact us online or by phone at (800) 404-5400.

Photo attribution: Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

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