Older Pedestrian Killed in Sacramento Accident on Center Parkway
The pedestrian who died in a fatal Sacramento accident involving a motor vehicle on August 26 has been identified as Jiberdo Uranga Avila, age 71. The fatal accident occurred near the Center Parkway intersection with Arroyo Vista Drive at about 8:30 p.m. when officers with the Sacramento Police Department discovered the older man on the road. The pedestrian passed away at the accident scene.
Fatal Sacramento Accident Under Investigation
The driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene. No charges have been filed against the driver, but the collision is still under investigation. Those who saw the crash or have other information can contact Sacramento police at the non-emergency number (916) 808-5471 or connect with Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers by calling (916) 443-4357.
Losing a Loved One in a Wrongful Death
The loss of a loved one is always heartbreaking and difficult. However, it is so much worse when that Sacramento accident never had to happen. If a driver was negligent and caused the collision, the family may file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation. Although their grief will not be eased, by filing a claim, they can have the comfort that justice was achieved for the loss of their family member as well as recover compensation that might help them financially.
What Compensation Is Recoverable Following a Wrongful Death?
According to the facts of the case, wrongful death damages can vary. However, the following can usually be recovered:
- Recoverable expenses include burial and funeral costs.
- In addition to the decedent’s wages, the spouse and children who were supported by the decedent can recover their insurance benefits and pensions.
- For the loss of guidance and nurturing provided by a parent, the family’s children can often seek compensation.
- When a spouse suffers a loss of affection, love or consortium, compensation may be available.
- Compensation may be sought for the value of household services provided by the deceased. Household services often include lawn and car care, handling the family finances and others. This is because the surviving spouse may have to pay someone else to perform those chores.
Why You Require the Help of an Injury Lawyer
The first thing a grieving family needs to do is contact a Sacramento accident attorney, so they can review the case and tell you whether you can file a claim. Second, the attorney will work to prove fault by the other party and investigate to gather the evidence that supports the claim. Third, the lawyer will calculate what compensation you might receive. Once that is complete, the lawyer will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company to obtain a satisfactory amount of compensation.
The legal process can be confusing at first, but an experienced lawyer can walk you through it step-by-step. You can be sure that your rights are protected and receive the support you need during this difficult time if you have access to the right resources.
The following video offers tips on how to choose an injury lawyer provided by accident attorney Ed Smith:
Attorney for Personal Injury in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith. I’m an attorney for personal injury in Sacramento. It may be possible to recover damages from a driver who caused the death of your loved one due to their negligence. You can reach us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly, and compassionate legal advice. Please feel free to contact us online as well. Our accident attorneys offer free consultations to help you determine which approach is best to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Throughout the years, our injury lawyers have helped many people receive fair compensation, as you can see by visiting our Settlements and Verdicts page and review sites at Google and Yelp. We are also proud to belong to the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Advocates.
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