Stockton Accident Fatally Injures Good Samaritan — Recently, a pedestrian accident in northwest Stockton claimed the life of a Good Samaritan. The collision occurred shortly after 2:00 in the morning along Interstate 5 in the vicinity of Benjamin Holt Drive. A man driving northbound along Interstate 5 witnessed a severe chain reaction accident and pulled over to help those involved. As the man was checking up on everyone, he became a part of the crash scene himself and was struck by an oncoming big rig. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported the man to a hospital for treatment. Sadly, the man was unable to overcome his injuries and passed away during hospitalization. Officials have identified the victim as 38-year-old David Macias of Lodi.
My sincere thoughts and condolences are with those who are mourning the loss of their loved one after this tragic accident.
Loved One Forever Remembered
David Vincent Macias III was known by his loved ones for his big heart and acts of selflessness. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, five children, and other family members and friends. A GoFundMe page has been established to help the family of Mr. Macias during this difficult time.
Pedestrians are susceptible to suffering serious injuries due to their lack of physical protection. Such catastrophic injuries may include amputations, bone fractures, dental injuries, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, and more. The type and severity of a pedestrian injury can vary depending on the size and speed carried by a motor vehicle. Other factors that may contribute to a pedestrian injury include a walker being thrown to the ground after a collision. Fatal injuries are common when a large vehicle is involved, such as a semi-truck. When this happens, it is essential to seek the guidance of an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer promptly to ensure your best interests are protected.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
When a family member is lost, their loved ones are often left with profound grief. If the death was caused by the negligence of another party, the loss could be even more so devastating. In these circumstances, surviving family members can turn to a wrongful death lawsuit to help recover losses incurred. While nothing can bring back a lost loved one, compensation from a wrongful death claim can help a family manage the emotional and financial burdens they are facing. To learn more about these types of cases, watch the following YouTube video.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
The types of damages that may be recovered in a wrongful death claim vary from case to case, but may include:
- Any of the decedent’s medical expenses incurred before death that resulted from an accident
- Benefits lost such as medical insurance, pension, etc.
- Cost of household services provided by the decedent such as cooking, cleaning, childcare, lawn maintenance, and more
- Expenses of a funeral and burial
- Loss of a loved one’s anticipated earnings
- Loss of consortium, if a spouse or domestic partner is pursuing a claim
- Lost inheritance
- Mental anguish and emotional distress caused by a loved one’s demise
Lodi Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Lodi. The unexpected loss of someone you love is one of the most painful experiences in life. When a loved one is killed due to wrongful death, the loss is often compounded by anger and frustration. If this has happened in your family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please feel free to give me a call anytime at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive my compassionate, free and friendly legal advice.
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