Pedestrian Fatality Occurs at Stanford Ranch Road Intersection
A pedestrian fatality happened in Rocklin on October 2 when the walker was struck by a vehicle. Officers with the Rocklin Police Department responded to the accident, which occurred at the Stanford Ranch Road intersection with Harvest Road. Although few details about the accident were released, the pedestrian was said to have died from injuries suffered in the fatal collision. Fault in the accident and how it occurred is under investigation by Rocklin police.
Legal Options Following the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is always a tragedy. When a pedestrian fatality accident occurs due to someone else’s negligence, it can be even more difficult to cope with. In addition to the emotional turmoil, families often face financial challenges as well. If your family member died in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be wondering if you have any legal options.
How Filing a Wrongful Death Claim Can Help in a Pedestrian Fatality
One option available to grieving families is filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can help families recover compensation for the losses they have incurred such as the lost income and for their grief and suffering. It can also provide some measure of justice and accountability.
If you are considering whether to file a wrongful death claim because your loved one died due to a pedestrian accident, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and can ensure that your claim is handled properly. Contact us today for a free consultation if you have lost a loved one in an accident. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your rights, collect the evidence needed to support your claim, and calculate your damages to ensure you obtain the compensation your family deserves.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover damages for:
- The funeral and burial expenses for your loved one can be recovered.
- Your family can recover damages until the decedent’s retirement age for the loss of earnings, pension and insurance benefits as well as others that the deceased loved one provided.
- The spouse can claim the loss of consortium, love, companionship, and moral support they received from the deceased.
- The family’s children may claim compensation for the loss of the decedent’s nurturing and guidance.
- Punitive damages may be requested in some instances if the pedestrian fatality was caused intentionally or especially egregiously.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand what types of damages may be available in your case and can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Rocklin Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Rocklin pedestrian accident lawyer. Family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim when a loved one loses his or her life because of another person’s negligence. You can contact us for our compassionate, free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 if you would like to find out what filing a claim entails and whether your family would be eligible. You can meet in-person or virtually with an accident attorney with our firm who can review your case, answer questions and let you know about ways to recover the compensation you deserve. If you prefer, you can get in touch with us online.
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