A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Morgan Hill on Thursday, December 10th. Morgan Hill Police Department is leading an investigation into the incident, which happened between Crowner Avenue and West Middle Avenue at night. The pedestrian, whose identity was not yet disclosed by the authorities, was hit by an unknown vehicle. It is not yet known whether anyone else was injured from the crash. Monterey Road was temporarily closed on Thursday while an investigation of the crash was ongoing.
If A Pedestrian Dies of A Car Accident, Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Generally, if a pedestrian was found dead following a car accident, the party who has the right to pursue a wrongful death claim is the next living kin or the benefactor of their estates. The claim can then be submitted against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider, or in the event that they do not own one, be submitted directly against the at-fault driver. It is advised to consult a lawyer before you choose to file a wrongful death claim. We can connect you with one of our experienced car accident lawyers for a free consultation, which is available by calling us at (800) 310-1606.
Source: Morgan Hill Times