A pedestrian was found dead after they were struck by a vehicle in Santa Ana on Sunday, December 13th. Santa Ana Police Department is leading an investigation into the crash. The traffic incident happened at about 7:13 p.m. on West First Street. The pedestrian, a male whose identity is yet to be disclosed was the only one fatally injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, although driving while intoxicated has been ruled out.
Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim Against A Negligent Driver?
Yes, you can. In California, a wrongful death claim can be submitted as long as the at-fault driver is found to carry liability that caused the death of the victim. Negligent actions by the driver, as long as it can be proven by you and your lawyer, can be a reasonable cause to a wrongful death claim. If you want to reach a lawyer with wrongful death claims experience following a car accident, you can contact us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation, available 24/7.