Se habla español


Tracy Pedestrian Accident Claims Woman’s Life

Home » Tracy Pedestrian Accident Claims Woman’s Life
May 29, 2024
Edward Smith

Woman Killed in Tracy Pedestrian Accident on 11th Street

A fatal Tracy pedestrian accident on May 28 occurred when a woman walking on the roadway’s shoulder reportedly stepped out in front of a vehicle and was killed. The accident happened around 1:00 a.m. along East 11th Street near Cabe Road. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said a driver was going down 11th Street when the accident happened. The pedestrian was thrown into the edge of the roadway by the collision impact and died at the accident scene. 

Identity of Woman Who Died in Tracy Pedestrian Accident to Be Released

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian, a Newman resident, age 70, remained at the accident scene and cooperated with CHP traffic crash investigators. Authorities believe the pedestrian who died was unhoused. Her name will be released by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office when the family has been notified.

The Family’s Loss and Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

The tragic loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can have a profound and lasting impact on the family left behind. Beyond the immediate emotional turmoil, families often grapple with significant financial strain, including funeral expenses and loss of income. In cases where the driver’s negligence caused the fatality, the bereaved family may have the legal right to file a wrongful death claim.

A wrongful death claim holds the negligent driver accountable for the fatal Tracy pedestrian accident. It may cover funeral costs, lost wages, and the emotional pain and suffering endured by the family. Consulting with an experienced attorney is crucial to navigating such claims’ difficulties and ensuring the family’s rights are upheld.

Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Fatalities

A wrongful death claim may be filed by the spouse and children. If there is no spouse or children, the parents and siblings can file. It is important to note that only one consolidated claim is permissible.

Recoverable compensation includes:

  • Funeral and burial costs: Covering the necessary expenses for laying the deceased to rest.
  • Potential earnings: Calculating the probable earnings the deceased could have garnered until retirement, including usual benefits and bonuses, offers financial stability for the family.
  • Loss of consortium: Spouses may claim compensation for the loss of companionship, emotional support, and partnership.
  • Loss of guidance and nurturing: Children can seek recompense for the loss of parental guidance, nurturing, and care, which are essential for their growth and development.
  • Household services: The family might recover costs for the household services that the deceased pedestrian provided, which can include chores, childcare, and maintenance.

A wrongful death lawyer can establish fault after a fatal Tracy pedestrian accident, helping the deceased’s family receive rightful compensation for their immeasurable loss. This holistic approach not only seeks financial redress but also honors the memory and contributions of the lost loved one.

In this video, personal injury lawyer Ed Smith offers an in-depth overview of wrongful death claims:

Tracy Wrongful Death Attorney

I am Ed Smith, a Tracy wrongful death attorney. Following a tragic pedestrian accident, my team of experienced injury lawyers is here to provide the support and expertise needed to determine if your family is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. For friendly and free advice, feel free to contact us at (209) 227-1931, toll-free at (800) 404-5400, or by using our online contact form.

You can learn more about the strengths and successful outcomes of our practice by exploring our client reviews and case results. We encourage you to check our reputation on Yelp, Avvo, Google, and our Settlements & Verdicts page.

Our memberships in prestigious groups such as the Million Dollar Advocates and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel showcase our dedication to providing top-notch legal services.

Photo attribution: Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay

:cd [665]