A motorcycle and two cars all hit an innocent pedestrian and fled from the scene of the deadly accident. Crossing Central Avenue at 78th Street in Los Angeles, pedestrian Jose Fuentes died on the scene. People Magazine reports on the detail of the hit and run pedestrian accident: “Fuentes was lying in the street after being struck by the first driver before he was struck by a second vehicle and then a third. All three of the drivers fled the scene.” LAPD is actively searching for all three responsible parties and each will face criminal charges if found.
Pedestrian Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Pedestrian wrongful death lawsuits are an option for families of the victim to file in the wake of the tragic and avoidable death. When the responsible party is known, the lawsuit is filed against his or her insurance policy to help get you money for the impact the death has had on your life. In many instances of pedestrian knockdown accidents such as this, there may be criminal charges as well, especially if there is a hit and run but they serve different ends. Here, there would be criminal charges for fleeing the scene of an accident with associated criminal penalties attached; whereas with the wrongful death lawsuit we are seeking money damages. Two totally separate cases stemming from the same deadly event.
Some of the things families of deadly Los Angeles pedestrian knockdown wrongful death lawsuits can get money for include:
- Medical bills (if the death did not happen right away)
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Missed income or family contributions
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (rare, but available)
- And more
The avoidable and unexpected loss of a loved one is something that can impact a family greatly. Our goal as Los Angeles deadly pedestrian knockdown attorneys is to help get you the most money possible following your loss. For many, the money and a winning case also provides a sense of closure and justice as well. Get in touch with Kann California Law Group today to learn more about your options to file a wrongful death lawsuit today.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Knockdown Lawyer
At the Kann California Law Group, we have the experience and winning track record you want on your side during this difficult time. Let us take on your legal case so you can concentrate on healing. We take all our personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not pay us a think unless we get you paid. Contact us at 888-744-7730 or use our confidential contact form and we will call you right away.