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Female Child Fatally Injured in a Vehicular Incident in San Jose

A girl was found fatally injured after she was struck by a vehicle in San Jose on Thursday, December 31st. San Jose Police Department is leading an investigation of the case. The incident happened around 11:20 a.m. on McQuesten Drive. The girl was riding her electric bike in an apartment complex when she was hit by a 2017 GMC Sierra truck that was heading inside the complex. The girl was severely injured and was brought to the hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, she died shortly after receiving treatment.

Can You File A Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Car Accident Victim?

You can if you are an immediate family member. This applies to parents, spouses, or children. It is also possible if you have been named the beneficiary of the deceased’s estates. However, you should know that the type of claim you are making will not be a personal injury claim. You may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim or a survival action claim, depending on the car accident case your loved one experiences. To know more about what each claim entails and how to proceed to the next step, call us today for a free consultation by dialing (800) 310-1606.

Source: SF Gate

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