A male pedestrian died from injuries caused by an automobile on Monday, October 26th in Atherton. He was identified by San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as a 61-year-old named James Lazcano from Menlo Park. He was struck by the vehicle while trying to cross El Camino Real. He initially survived the crash, although with severe injuries which required further treatment. He was sent to Stanford Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The vehicle responsible was being driven by a 63-year-old woman from Redwood City who remained at the scene. Based on their investigation, authorities did not find any signs of negligence or impaired driving.
Can You Still Pursue A Claim Against An At-Fault Driver Who Wasn’t Arrested?
Yes, you can. Even if an at-fault driver wasn’t arrested for a car accident that they cause, you, as the injured party can pursue a personal injury claim. This is because a claim falls into the purveyor of civil court, which means any criminal conviction has no direct bearing on whether or not an individual can be sued. If you plan to pursue a personal injury claim in this type of case, we think you need to talk to a legal representative first. We provide a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, which you can get by calling (310) 888-0024.
Source: Almanac News