[12-23-2020] Los Angeles, CA – One Killed After a Pedestrian Accident in Long Beach

An unidentified woman was killed after getting hit by a passing vehicle in Long Beach on Wednesday night, December 23.

[12-23-2020] Los Angeles, CA - One Killed After a Pedestrian Accident in Long BeachAccording to the local authorities’ initial reports, the accident took place in the 300 block of East Wardlow Road at approximately 10:30 p.m.

The woman was walking on an unmarked crosswalk when an unspecified vehicle suddenly struck her. The reason why the car was unable to avoid her is currently unclear.

The woman sustained life-threatening injuries from the accident and was taken to an area hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver that struck the woman remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the fatal accident. They will attempt to determine the factors that caused the 18-wheeler to strike the victim.

Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers in a private vehicle. They currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the U.S. these past 33 years.

Pedestrian accidents in California are becoming a growing concern. In 2018, approximately 6,227 pedestrians were killed in the U.S., according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration. This type of accident is commonly caused by distracted driving, negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.


Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident may cause immense pain and emotional trauma to the victim’s family. During this challenging moment, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance.

Although their loved ones won’t be brought back to life anymore, they can give their loved ones justice through the wrongful death claim. Through the wrongful death claim, the liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the decedent, and loss of companionship.

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If you have a loved one that died from a tragic accident and you wish to pursue justice for them, our lawyers at Arash Law are ready to help. With decades worth of experience and excellent and capable attorneys, we can ensure that you will get the fair compensation you rightfully deserve. Visit our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego for inquiries and concerns. You may also call us at all (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.

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