An unidentified pedestrian was critically injured after getting hit by a vehicle at an intersection in San Jose on Sunday night, January 17.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Monterey Highway and Branham Lane at approximately 7:00 p.m. The unidentified pedestrian was struck by a passing vehicle under unclear circumstances.
How the accident occurred, and the reason why it happened has not been established. It is unclear what caused the suspect to hit the pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. They were immediately transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The area was shut down to give way for the cleanup and the investigation.
Major Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities will attempt to determine the factors that affected the accident through the official investigation.
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. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced personal injury attorney conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys are capable of assisting their clients throughout the process. They will also re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Santa Clara County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Major Pedestrian Accidents
It can be quite stressful and devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident.
Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to seek compensation for the accident’s damages through the wrongful death claim. With the wrongful death claim, the victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Our lawyers at Arash Law are ready to assist with your case. We have exceptional lawyers who will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Call our hotline now at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation or pay us a visit in one of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego.