An unidentified man was killed after getting struck by a car in the City Heights area of San Diego on Monday night, August 24.
According to the initial reports from the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at around 7:40 p.m. on University Avenue near 36th Street. A 42-year-old man was crossing the street on University Avenue, outside a crosswalk when a 2007 Nissan Maxima suddenly struck him.
The 2007 Nissan was reportedly heading eastbound before the collision. The driver remained at the site and cooperated with local authorities. The reason why the accident occurred is currently unclear. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers in a private vehicle. Passengers of private cars are protected by seatbelts and airbags, which can decrease the fatality rate of an accident while pedestrians are not as protected from the dangers on the road.
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 San Diego 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.
San Diego Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
It can be quite devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident. While waiting for the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with the assistance of their attorney.
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 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.