Pedestrian Fatality in Cameron Park

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March 11, 2022
Edward Smith

Valley Road and Cameron Park Drive Site of Pedestrian Fatality

Cameron Park was the site of a pedestrian fatality on March 8. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a pedestrian was walking along the roadway after shopping when she was hit by a pickup shortly before 7:00 p.m. 

Are There Further Details About the Accident?

According to authorities, the Dodge pickup struck the female pedestrian at the intersection of Cameron Park Drive and Green Valley Road. Witnesses and the driver stayed at the scene. It was reported that the operator of the pickup was cooperative with the police. There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in the pedestrian fatality. 

The Loss of a Loved One in an Accident

A loved one’s death is devastating regardless of the circumstances. Grief is compounded if the loss could have been prevented, particularly if it was the result of negligence on the part of someone else. As family members work to deal with grief, anger, depression, denial and other emotions after their loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, they also suffer financial difficulties. 

How Can the Legal Team Help Families After a Pedestrian Fatality?

For more than 30 years, we have helped grieving families recover the compensation they deserve after losing loved ones in accidents. We understand the devastating effects that pedestrian crashes have and the grief their families experience when their loved ones die. To make our clients’ transitions through this difficult time easier, we work as a team to help them find the justice and closure they need. As attorneys, it is our duty to defend our clients’ rights. We use our legal knowledge and investigative skills to help them resolve their cases successfully.

What Are the Financial Problems Associated With a Pedestrian Fatality?

Although consumed by unremitting grief, family members start to feel the financial strain a wrongful death causes. This compounds their loss of normalcy and their wish it was a bad dream. This is where we can help. We firmly believe that no family should experience the loss of a loved one and financial hardship due to another’s negligence.

How Can a Family Find Justice?

A family member who has lost a loved one in a pedestrian fatality accident can hire an attorney to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. This puts the at-fault party on notice that they are being taken to task for their actions. The compassionate injury attorneys at our firm have handled many wrongful death claims successfully and are able to help your family receive the compensation they deserve.

Recovering Compensation Following an Accident

In the aftermath of a pedestrian fatality accident caused by negligence, family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek financial reparation. A decedent’s dependents include the spouse, children, and stepchildren who received more than 50 percent of the decedent’s support. Compensation can include:

  • It is possible to recover burial and funeral expenses.
  • The decedent’s pension and insurance benefits, as well as future support, can be recovered. 
  • Losses of affection, consortium, comfort and moral support can be recovered by a surviving spouse or putative spouse. 
  • Additionally, the estate recovers losses from household services, such as lawn care, maintenance and childcare.
  • The children, deprived of instruction, care and guidance, can claim this loss.
  • In some claims, the beneficiaries can recover the loss of inheritance, which is what they would have received if the decedent had lived.
  • An egregious or intentional death may give rise to punitive damages in a survival action. When a decedent lived for some time before dying, it is called a survival action.

Cameron Park Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Cameron Park wrongful death lawyer. If you lost a family member due to the negligent actions of others, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim. Call us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for our free and friendly advice. We can also be reached online.

We’ve helped many families in Cameron Park and Northern California seeking justice and closure after their loved one’s death. We know that no amount of money can resolve their grief, but it can help them face the days ahead without financial worries. 

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