North Highlands Fatal Pedestrian Crash Caused by Vehicle

Walerga Road Intersection Fatal Pedestrian Crash

A North Highlands fatal pedestrian crash with a vehicle occurred on January 25 on Walerga Road. The accident happened at the Walerga Road intersection with Elkhorn Boulevard around 9:43 p.m. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that a woman in her 40s was crossing the road and struck by a vehicle going west along Elkhorn Boulevard. 

North Highlands Fatal Pedestrian Crash Being Investigated

Although the pedestrian was inside the crosswalk, oncoming traffic had a green light. The driver who struck the woman did not stop. The fatal collision is under investigation by the CHP traffic accident unit to determine what happened and to locate the driver who fled the scene.  

Families Affected by a Pedestrian Fatality

A pedestrian fatality caused by a negligent driver can have a profound and devastating impact on the victim’s family, affecting them emotionally, financially, and legally. Here are some ways that a family might be affected:

  • Emotional trauma: Family members can suffer profound emotional trauma if a negligent driver kills a loved one. Months or even years may pass before they are no longer experiencing shock, disbelief, anger, or grief.
  • Loss of income: The pedestrian’s family may suffer financial hardship after the North Highlands fatal pedestrian crash, especially if the deceased contributed to the household income. As a result of the death of a loved one, they may need to pay funeral expenses, lose income, and cover other costs.
  • Hiring a lawyer: There are also legal issues that the family may need to deal with after the pedestrian dies. The family may need legal assistance if they wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident.
  • Family disruptions: Losing a loved one disturbs a family’s daily routine, causing significant disruptions while dealing with the loss. The aftereffects of the accident and the loss of a loved one may require that they take time off from work.
  • Long-term effects: In the case of a negligent driver, the long-term effects can last years. There is a possibility that family members may be experiencing ongoing emotional trauma and struggling with coming to terms with their loss.

The Benefits of Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Families

A wrongful death lawsuit after a North Highlands fatal pedestrian crash can be filed by the family of a deceased person against someone who was negligent or intentionally caused the death. There are several ways in which wrongful death survivors can benefit from a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Compensation recovery: Expenses associated with the deceased’s death can be recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit, which may include medical bills, funeral costs, and lost income.
  • Getting justice for your loved one: It can give family members a sense of justice to know they have been compensated for their loved one’s death. In addition to helping them move on, it can provide a sense of closure.
  • Bringing responsible parties to justice: A wrongful death lawsuit can bring the responsible party to justice. 

The following is a video that explains about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, explained by accident attorney Ed Smith:

North Highlands Wrongful Death Attorney

I am Ed Smith, a North Highlands wrongful death lawyer. Call our injury lawyers for compassionate, free, and friendly advice if a negligent driver has robbed you of a loved one. Our telephone number is (916) 921-6400, and our toll-free number is (800) 404-5400. You also have the option of contacting us online

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