Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Victorville During Week Before Holiday Underscores Options for Justice for Family Members under California Wrongful Death Laws
Less than a week from the Christmas Holiday, there is no doubt that the streets are full of hustle and bustle. In Palmdale, shoppers are making their final Christmas present purchases, grabbing ingredients for holiday cookies, and dropping-off and picking-up packages at the post office. Traffic is just a little bit more hectic during the holidays, and holiday cheer in the form of festive drinks can sometimes lead, unfortunately, to drunk driving accidents. During the Christmas and winter Holiday season, in Palmdale and across the country, pedestrians, drivers, and other motorists certainly need to keep their eyes on the road and remain vigilant when getting from Point A to Point B. However, despite all of our best efforts to keep safe during the holidays and any time we are out on the roads, people are still killed in car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents every day. Such was the case in Victorville on Tuesday evening, when a pedestrian was tragically killed while crossing the street.
According to local reports, on Tuesday, December 19 at around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Palmdale Road and El Evado Road in Victorville, a female pedestrian was fatally hit by a car while she was crossing the street. Initial reports indicate that the car that struck the female pedestrian was a white Jeep truck, and that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. The accident is now under investigation, and the identities of the victim and driver, and the cause for the fatal accident, are still currently unknown or have not been released to the public.
Options for Families Suffering the Loss of a Loved One Due to a Motor Vehicle Accident
Although it is unclear what led to the terrible accident that took the female pedestrian’s life, the fatal accident raises the question of what options the family members of those who have been killed in a motor vehicle accident may have under California laws. In Palmdale, under California wrongful death laws, certain family members of those who have been killed due to another driver or motorist’s negligence may be entitled to money compensation for their loss. Compensation may include lost future wages, compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other important categories of compensation. In order to determine whether you may have a claim for compensation in Palmdale under California wrongful death laws, it is best to speak with an experienced Palmdale wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options.
Palmdale Car Accident Lawyer Helps Surviving Family Members
In Palmdale, the experienced Palmdale car accident lawyers at the Trevino Law Firm offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your potential Palmdale wrongful death case, and to see if they can help fight to get you justice due. Contact the Trevino Law Firm today and speak to a lawyer about your rights and options for free.
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