Pedestrian Identified after Deadly Auto Accident in Red Bluff
On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of a woman who tragically passed away during an auto accident in Red Bluff. The decedent was identified as Brittainy Lamerill, a 24-year-old woman and Red Bluff resident. The Red Bluff Police Department (RBPD) indicated that the accident happened over a week prior on Friday, December 18, and involved a pedestrian and single vehicle. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The collision happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Walnut Street, close to the Bayles Avenue intersection. According to police, a 2007 Buick SUV was heading westbound on Walnut while Lamerill was walking in the area. For unknown reasons, the SUV struck Lamerill as she was walking. Further details about the circumstances that led up to this accident haven’t been provided.
The collision was reported to police immediately, and RBPD rushed emergency response officials to the scene. When they reached the site, medical responders discovered Lamerill was seriously hurt. Sadly, she passed away at the scene. The 51-year-old driver of the SUV was reportedly not injured during the crash.
As police investigate possible causes of this crash, suspected factors haven’t been reported. Pedestrian collisions are often complicated incidents that happen because of more than one factor. Furthermore, many common pedestrian/auto accident factors include dangerously designed roads, lack of pedestrian infrastructure, malfunctioning vehicle parts, and more. In cases involving non-pedestrian, non-driver factors, outside parties such as government bodies and/or vehicle manufacturers may share liability for collision damages.
Private Accident Investigations are Important
The process of investigating a fatal pedestrian collision isn’t easy, and officers often have a difficult time fully understanding what took place when they are unable to interview decedents. In many cases, this means that investigating officers won’t uncover evidence that would otherwise be a critical part of a wrongful death case.
To ensure your family can obtain the full amount of compensation that they deserve for their financial and personal damages, it’s vital to work with a Red Bluff wrongful death lawyer who has experience performing private accident investigations. By committing their time and resources toward investigating the collision, your lawyer can make sure that the accident is investigated with your family’s right to compensation as a priority.
Contacting a Trustworthy Lawyer
Families who’ve recently lost loved ones often think of finding the right lawyer as an added stress. However, having an attorney early on in a wrongful death case can have a major impact on your ability to claim compensation. Thankfully, finding a skilled, experienced lawyer in your area is easy if you know how to search for one. To learn more, watch this video:
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I’m Ed Smith, a Red Bluff wrongful death lawyer. Crashes can have tragic consequences. If you’ve lost a person that you love because of an auto accident, call us at (530) 392-9400 to get free, friendly advice from legal experts. We are also available at (800) 404-5400.
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