Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Raymond Road in Madera County

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November 16, 2021
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Accident Fatality on Road 415

A fatality was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) following a pedestrian accident on Road 415 in Madera County on the early morning of Friday, November 12, 2021. The incident occurred on Road 415, also known as Raymond Road, close to Hidden Knolls Road around 4:00 a.m.

Details on the Pedestrian Accident Fatality on Road 415 in Madera County

A preliminary report by authorities revealed that a driver was traveling eastbound on Road 415 when their vehicle crashed into a pedestrian. CHP traffic officers responding to the scene located an injured man in the roadway. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Both directions of Raymond Road were shut down for a few hours following the incident. The CHP has not yet determined what caused the fatal pedestrian accident due to ongoing investigation. Additional details on the traffic collision have not yet been released.

How Can a Wrongful Death Case Help Our Family?

A wrongful death claim in California is intended to provide surviving family members with financial compensation for specific intangible and financial losses they have experienced because of the unexpected death. Economic and non-economic damages may be sought through these cases that may include but are not limited to costs of medical treatment in connection to the deceased individual’s final injury, expenses for funeral and burial services, loss of household services provided by the loved one, lost future financial support the decedent would have provided to the family if not for the fatal pedestrian accident, and more. Punitive damages may also be sought to hold the at-fault party accountable for their egregious conduct like DUI and excessive speeding.

In wrongful death claims arising from fatal pedestrian accidents, there may be the issue of whether there is enough liability coverage to pay for resulting losses. This is especially true if the at-fault party was uninsured at the time of the incident. Under such circumstances, a family may have recourse through their insurance policy or that of their deceased loved one if they carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This type of protection is intended to pay for damages incurred up to the limits of the policy if it has been determined that the other driver has limited to no liability coverage. What is great about uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is that it may extend protection to other members of a household so long as the policyholder did not list them as excluded members.

While a civil case may not undo the mental anguish you and your family have experienced nor bring a lost loved one back, a successful claim may provide you all with the sense of justice and financial compensation you all need to move forward. It is essential to retain legal counsel immediately as California generally allows two years from the date of the fatal incident to file a wrongful death case in civil court. If the deadline is not met nor an insurance settlement is accepted within this period, the case may be dismissed by the court, and the right to recovery of wrongful death damages may be lost. For details on how to find compassionate and experienced legal representation, watch this video.

How Our Legal Team Can Help Your Family

The unexpected loss of a close relative is a tragic and difficult experience for any family to undergo. At our law firm, we understand that the grieving process may be challenging, and that is why we are committed to helping families seek justice and fair compensation from at-fault parties. If you have lost your family member due to the negligence of another party or entity, our Madera wrongful death attorneys have the experience, skills, and resources necessary to handle all aspects of your case and obtain the favorable outcomes you all deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones.

Personal Injury Attorney in Madera

I’m Ed Smith, a Madera personal injury attorney. There is nothing more challenging and heartbreaking than losing a family member in an accident. At our law firm, we understand taking legal action after such a tragic loss may be the last thing on your mind during this trying time. However, if the incident was the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, California law allows you to bring a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the loss. If you believe that your close relative’s death was the result of a preventable accident, contact our accident attorneys to learn how we can help your family at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400. We are available anytime to review the details of your case and provide free, friendly advice.

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