One Killed in Accident on SR-99 Near Chowchilla in Madera County

One Killed in Crash on Highway 99 in Madera County

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) revealed in a report that one party was killed in a crash on Highway 99 in Madera County on the night of Friday, December 10, 2021. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred around 6:00 p.m. on State Route 99 near Highway 152.

Details on the Crash That Killed One Party on Highway 99 in Madera County

CHP traffic officers revealed in a preliminary report that a man pulled his vehicle over along the side of Highway 99 to check something in the back of his van. As he approached the rear of his vehicle, a pickup truck that was headed northbound on State Route 99 near Highway 152 allegedly veered to the right and onto the shoulder. The pickup truck reportedly crashed into the man before colliding with the van.

Authorities indicated that the pickup truck driver sustained injuries described as minor. Two women were inside the van at the time of the traffic collision, and both are expected to be okay. Sadly, the van driver succumbed to his injuries. Officials have identified him as Afroz Ali, 63, of Fresno. Additional details on the fatal car accident were not immediately released by authorities.

Why Should a Family Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

When coming to terms with the loss of a close relative, surviving family members must endure a wide array of hardships all at the same time. This may include shock from the unexpected loss and sudden absence of the loved one, financial hardship from the loss of financial support from the deceased, and emotional pain. While bringing a civil case may be the last thing on the minds of survivors, taking legal action is essential to obtaining justice and compensatory damages for the undue harm that the at-fault party has inflicted upon the decedent’s family.

The claims process involves bringing a wrongful death case against the negligent party and their insurance company. While we would all expect the insurer representing the other party to do what is right for surviving family members, that is not always the case. The unfortunate reality is that the insurance carrier may attempt to take advantage of survivors and their vulnerable situation through the use of various defense tactics to devalue or deny their claim. That is why it is essential to retain legal counsel to ensure that the rights and interests of the family are protected through the process. Watch the following video to learn how to find the best accident attorney in your area to handle your wrongful death claim.

How Can an Attorney Help Our Family?

At our law firm, we know that dealing with a loss of a family member is challenging under any circumstances. Let us handle all aspects of your wrongful death case so you can focus on being with your loved ones and moving forward. We understand that seeking financial compensation may not undo the pain of losing a close relative, but it may help alleviate any financial burdens and provide a sense of justice knowing that the at-fault party has been held accountable for their actions. Give us a call to tell our accident attorneys what happened and learn how our family can help your family today.

Wrongful Death Attorney in Madera

I’m Ed Smith, a Madera wrongful death attorney. After a fatal motor vehicle collision, a family loses more than a close relative. They are deprived of support and a future without their loved one by their side. Many stressful and overwhelming challenges may arise and put families in unimaginable predicaments. California law recognizes this and provides a family to seek relief through a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. Learn how a civil case may benefit your family and how our law firm can help your family through the process at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400. We are available anytime to listen to your story and provide compassionate, free, and friendly case advice.

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When your family has lost a loved one because of another party’s negligence, you deserve justice and fair compensation for your loss. To accomplish that, it is essential to work with a wrongful death lawyer in Madera with years of experience handling cases like yours and a history of successful case outcomes. You may see ours on our Verdicts and Settlements page. We help families in Madera County and throughout California with wrongful death matters.

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