Manzanita Avenue Accident Causes Death of Pedestrian
A pedestrian fatality occurred in Carmichael on April 13 when the walker was struck by a motor vehicle. The accident was reported to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) around 8:51 in the evening at Manzanita Avenue near the intersection with Winding Way. Paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene to find the pedestrian on the ground and confirmed that the person had died.
Name of Deceased Pedestrian Has Not Been Released
The name of the pedestrian has not yet been released pending notification of the family by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. No information was released about the driver of the vehicle except that it was a black sedan. The roadway was closed for around two hours as an investigation into the pedestrian fatality was conducted.
Pedestrian Fatality Accidents
It’s difficult enough to lose a loved one and traumatic for a family member to die in an accident that didn’t have to happen. The last thing family members want to think about during this time of sorrow is what will happen to them in the future. In addition to the high cost of funeral and burial costs, if the family member contributed to household expenses, it can result in financial stress.
My law office has helped many grieving families obtain the compensation they deserve when a loved one dies in an accident. Although it doesn’t lessen their grief or sense of loss, filing a wrongful death claim can help them avoid financial stress and offers a sense of closure.
What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim
The following areas can be compensated by a wrongful death claim. They include:
- End-of-life expenses such as the funeral and burial costs can be recovered.
- Wages, including those the decedent would have earned until the age of retirement, are recoverable.
- Pension benefits, insurance coverage, and other areas covered by the deceased person’s job are recoverable.
- Loss of inheritance can be recovered.
- Loss of consortium, affection, and love for the spouse can be recovered.
- Loss of guidance and nurturing for the children of the family is recoverable.
Helping a Grieving Family
Those who have lost a loved one not only grieve but are confused and sometimes angry about that loss, especially if the death was unexpected. There are many ways in which other family members, friends, and colleagues can show their support during this trying time. They include:
- Call to express your sympathy and send a card, flowers or donation in the person’s name to their favorite charity.
- Visit if it is permitted and offer a listening ear. Those in grief often want to talk about their loved one. It’s one of the ways they go through the grieving process.
- Offer to help out, such as babysit, mow the lawn, and other activities that help relieve stress.
- See if the family member making the funeral arrangements would like you to accompany them. This is one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and having someone along to show their support and empathize is helpful.
- Once the funeral is over, keep in touch frequently and continue to offer support.
Carmichael Wrongful Death Lawyer
My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Carmichael wrongful death lawyer. The loss of a loved one is a trying experience and even more so if that person’s life was taken by a negligent motorist. For free, friendly, and compassionate advice on whether your family can file a wrongful death claim, please contact me at (916) 921-6400. I can also be reached at (800) 404-5400 or online if that is easier for you.
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