Update | Pedestrian Fatality Reported in South Sacramento Vehicle Accident

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January 12, 2023
Edward Smith

Fatal Accident Occurs on Stockton Boulevard

A pedestrian fatality occurred at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in South Sacramento on January 10. The collision occurred on Stockton Boulevard near 16th Avenue during the evening hours. When Sacramento Police Department officers arrived, according to spokesperson Chad Lewis, the woman was discovered to have severe injuries but died at the scene. Officials have recently identified the deceased as 73-year-old Sacramento resident Hattie Louise Anderson. A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of her family to help with final resting bills.

Driver Cooperates With Authorities in Pedestrian Fatality Investigation

The driver remained at the site of the pedestrian fatality and cooperated with the investigation into the cause of the collision. The area surrounding the accident scene was shut down as the investigation was conducted.

Compensation Recovery After a Pedestrian Fatality Accident

A pedestrian accident that kills a loved one is one of the most tragic things you can experience. It is tough for the family to cope with a sudden loss, but funeral costs, burial expenses and other financial burdens can make it even harder. If a driver causes the death of a loved one, the family may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim for compensation for the loss.

Taking Legal Action for Wrongful Death

The family of a deceased member may be able to sue for wrongful death if another person or entity was negligent. Among those eligible to file a claim are the spouse or putative spouse, children, grandparents living in the house and being supported by the deceased and adopted and stepchildren. The administrator of the deceased’s estate may also file a claim. 

However, only one claim may be filed, so the estate administrator and family should discuss which one should file. Obtaining fair compensation for their loss is possible with the help of a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. In addition, the attorney may advise on the best way to proceed.

Accidents That Result in Fatalities – Investigating Wrongful Deaths

As an experienced and well-resourced wrongful death law firm, my office has successfully handled a wide range of cases. To support your claim, our investigators immediately go to the accident scene to collect evidence, which includes:

  • Obtaining the witnesses’ statements regarding what happened in the fatal accident
  • Inspecting surveillance cameras at traffic and business locations in search of video footage of the accident
  • Assuring the accuracy of the report by the police
  • Performing accident reconstruction to determine the cause of the pedestrian fatality accident
  • Investigating possible signs of government negligence, including traffic control devices that are damaged, debris, potholes or corners where foliage obscures a motorist’s vision, which might have contributed to the fatal pedestrian accident

In order to build a strong case in our client’s favor, our accident attorneys gather all the evidence necessary.

Auto Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento. It is possible to help prevent others from experiencing the same tragedy by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. A lawsuit can help ensure that a person is brought to justice after the family lost a loved one in an accident, even if no amount of money can replace that loss. Please call (916) 921-6400 if you want our free and friendly advice on your case. Our toll-free phone number is (800) 404-5400, or you can reach us online.

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