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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Reported on Interstate 5 in Los Banos

Pedestrian Accident Fatality on I-5 in Los Banos

Authorities reported a fatality after a recent pedestrian accident on I-5 in the Los Banos area. The incident occurred shortly before 10:00 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 in the vicinity of Volta Road.

Details on the Los Banos Pedestrian Accident Fatality

A preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) revealed that a 63-year-old man was walking along I-5 when he was hit. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries after the pedestrian accident. Further information on the crash was not immediately available as an investigation is underway by CHP traffic officials.

How an Attorney Can Help a Family After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Drivers on roads in California have a duty to exercise due care to others on the road, including pedestrians. Failing to provide this protection to another party, whether by driving under the influence (DUI), not yielding the right of way, or speeding, the obligation falls on the at-fault party for compensating affected parties for resulting losses. If such a failure results in a loss of life, surviving family members may seek justice for their loss through a wrongful death action.

Fortunately, an experienced Los Banos pedestrian accident attorney can help survivors hold the negligent driver financially accountable for their negligent actions through a wrongful death claim. A lawyer can help by conducting an independent investigation into the sequence of events leading up to the incident to properly determine fault. An attorney will also collect the evidence necessary in demonstrating the at-fault party’s negligence and determine the value of damages incurred to make fair and reasonable demands for compensation.

It is essential to act quickly to protect your rights after the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. The reason being that evidence may be lost or destroyed over time in addition to the two-year statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit in civil court. Contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your wrongful death case today. For details on how to find the best lawyer to handle your claim, watch the video below.

How a Loved One’s Wrongful Death Impacts a Family

Every family is affected differently by an unexpected death. California law recognizes this and provides survivors the way of seeking justice for resulting losses through a wrongful death claim. This type of civil case seeks recovery of economic and non-economic damages from negligent parties and their insurance companies. These include:

  • Financial losses that are directly related to the wrongful death pedestrian accident, such as the outstanding end of life medical expenses and funeral service costs
  • Loss of future financial support from the deceased
  • Loss of care, companionship, guidance, and protection that the decedent would have provided to the family
  • Mental anguish suffered as a result of losing a loved one in a fatal accident

It can be challenging for survivors to know how to proceed or who to turn to for guidance. Fortunately, an experienced Los Banos wrongful death lawyer is there to handle the process on a family’s behalf so they can focus on grieving and recovering from their loss. To learn more, contact our law firm today for free, friendly case advice.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Banos

I’m Ed Smith, a Los Banos personal injury lawyer. Losing a loved one unexpectedly, whether on the road in a pedestrian accident or from another type of traffic collision, is heartbreaking. It may seem like your life is in upheaval with emotional and financial hardship. In such difficult times, you may be wondering who you can turn to for assistance in obtaining justice for your loss. Our law firm can help you and your family by building a strong case against negligent parties and entities. Contact our legal team today to learn more and receive free, friendly advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. We are available anytime to speak with you and your family and discuss what to expect throughout the legal process.

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At our law firm, our practice focuses solely on personal injury matters. Our firm’s founder, attorney Ed Smith, has more than three decades of experience and knows how to handle wrongful death cases against difficult insurance companies and entities. To see our history of past case results, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.

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