Merced Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Man
Merced Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Man — A pedestrian accident in southwest Merced claimed the life of a man on October 19, 2018. The incident occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. along the 900 block of West Childs Avenue. Paramedics responding to the accident found a man lying in the roadway with serious injuries. Sadly, medical personnel was not able to help the man, and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have withheld his identity due to pending notification of his family members.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost a family member and friend due to this tragic accident.
According to the Merced Police Department, the driver involved in the pedestrian accident reportedly continued westbound along Childs Avenue following the incident. The suspect vehicle has been described as a red Dodge Charger with possible damage to the fog lights and front left headlight.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is difficult but even more so when the incident was caused by a negligent driver. When this happens, a family can turn to a wrongful death lawsuit to recover financial assistance provided by the decedent, end of life expenses, and other monetary damages. While no amount of money can bring a loved one back, it may help lessen the financial burden the untimely death caused. To learn more about these types of cases, watch the following YouTube video:
What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Following are the main areas of recovery in a wrongful death claim:
- Benefits that were lost, including health insurance and pension.
- Cost of household services provided by a loved one such as childcare and lawn maintenance.
- Expenses for a decedent’s funeral and burial.
- Future wages a decedent would have earned for his or her family had the accident not occurred.
- Medical expenses for the deceased before his or her passing.
- Loss of consortium, in the case of a spouse or domestic partner.
- Loss of support, guidance, companionship, and affection.
Recourse in Hit and Run Accidents
When a pedestrian is injured or killed in a hit and run accident, the victim or family members of the decedent may seek recourse with their own automobile insurance policy. Medical expenses, time away from work, costs of a loved one’s funeral and burial, and other accident-related costs may be covered by a victim’s uninsured motorist insurance (UM) policy. If the victim does not have a UM policy of their own, but someone else in their household has such insurance, coverage may be extended to them. Contact an experienced attorney for more details.
Merced Wrongful Death Attorneys
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced wrongful death attorney. The sudden loss of a loved one can be devastating. If an accident has claimed the life of someone you love, please feel free to reach out to me anytime for compassionate, free and friendly advice. You may contact me locally at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400.
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