[10-13-2020] Los Angeles, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Santa Monica

An unidentified woman was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle at an intersection in Santa Monica on Tuesday morning, October 13.

[10-13-2020] Los Angeles, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Santa MonicaThe deadly pedestrian accident occurred at around 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. The unidentified pedestrian was walking on a marked crosswalk when she was suddenly hit by a southbound vehicle. The unspecified vehicle was reportedly attempting to make an eastbound turn onto Pico Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the pedestrian with severe head trauma. She was immediately transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver that hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the crash.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are currently investigating the case. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.

Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016 while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.

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 Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident can be quite devastating and stressful. The victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance while waiting for the official investigation results. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.

Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure that they are compensated fairly.

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If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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