Fatal collision between pedestrians on March Lane
On the night of Sunday November 13, 2022, Stockton Police Department reported a fatal collision with a pedestrian on March Lane. The incident happened near the intersection of Pershing Avenue and March Lane, Stockton PD said.
Details of the fatal pedestrian collision on March Lane in Stockton
Stockton PD officers responded to a call from a car counter. pedestrian accident around 6:00 p.m. Authorities said a man was walking in the area and was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead. The Stockton PD Traffic Team is handling the investigation and no further details were immediately available.
What survivors need to know about the wrongful death claims process
The loss of a loved one because of a car vs. pedestrian accident is a harrowing experience. When a loved one’s life is unexpectedly cut short due to someone else’s neglect, the sense of loss is overwhelming. No family is ever prepared for such a painful situation. In the midst of a devastating loss, it can be difficult to make choices for the future. It is essential that surviving family members understand their rights and options for financial recovery in the future. This can be accomplished by a wrongful death claim against the insurer representing the liable party.
California law defines wrongful death as the loss of life caused by the negligent actions of another party or entity. This means that if a family member has been fatally injured by someone else’s negligence, it may be considered a wrongful death. According to CCP 377.60, a wrongful death action may be brought by next of kin in priority. This includes spouse, domestic partner and children. If the deceased did not have a spouse, domestic partner, or children, a wrongful death claim can be made by family members who depended on the deceased for financial support.
A myriad of factors must be considered in determining the economic and non-economic damages that survivors may claim after the wrongful death of a close relative. Grieving surviving family members often face end-of-life medical costs. A knowledgeable wrongful death attorney can help survivors recover these costs through survivorship action. Conversely, the family may find themselves in financial difficulty, especially if the deceased was the main provider of the household. A lawyer can seek compensation for loss of income, loss of future wages, and funeral service costs. Mental anguish, loss of companionship and other intangible losses may also be considered for reimbursement.
Importance of Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer
The sad reality of losing a loved one is that insurance companies don’t make the recovery process easy for surviving family members. Insurers are notorious for making the negotiation and settlement process as long and difficult as possible. Insurance companies, including yours, may use tactics to write down or deny claims. For this reason, it is essential to retain the services of an attorney immediately. An experienced Stockton wrongful death attorney will work to build a strong case for maximum financial recovery for survivors. Find out how our legal team can help you by watching this video.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury attorney in Stockton. The process of seeking financial compensation for the wrongful death of a close relative is emotionally draining. Survivors should focus on rebuilding their lives and dealing with grief instead of constantly battling insurers and defense attorneys. Fortunately, an accident attorney can help survivors in several ways. To find out how our legal team can help your family with your case, call (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. We are ready to provide you with compassionate, free and friendly advice on your potential case.
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