CALIFORNIA LEGAL BLOG

Bicyclist Struck by Car in San Jose

A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday, December 23rd in San Jose. The San Jose Police Department is leading an investigation into the crash. The incident happened on Monterey Road, near Palm Road just after 7:30 p.m. A silver 1990 Honda Civic was seen to have struck the bicyclist while driving north. The bicyclist was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not yet been disclosed by authorities although it is known that the bicyclist is an adult male. The occupants of the Civic were not injured. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim on Behalf of a Dead Bicyclist?

The person who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased victim, bicyclist or not, is usually the family member of the victim or the person who was named the beneficiary of their estates. Once the deceased’s death report has been released by the coroner, you can start your wrongful death claim process against the at-fault driver who caused your loved one’s death, as soon as possible. If you’d like to get in touch with a lawyer first to discuss the process of your wrongful death claim, call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation.

Source: East Bay Times

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