An unidentified 35-year-old Hemet male resident was killed after getting struck by a vehicle in Homeland on early Friday morning, October 16.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the deadly accident happened around midnight on Highway 74, just east of Sultanas Road.
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the highway when an eastbound 2014 Chevrolet Cruze suddenly struck him. The victim was walking outside of a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident. The crash scene was described to be dark and had no street lights. The paramedics later arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
It is unknown whether speeding played a role in the accident. The driver that struck the victim was identified as a 19-year-old Hemet woman. She remained at the scene, called 911, and cooperated with local authorities.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fatal accident.
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 Riverside 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 Riverside County
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.
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.