California Highway Patrol received information that on Monday, October 12th, 2020, a 69-year-old woman was found dead after a car struck her on Interstate 5, near Sabodan Street. The incident was reported at around 7:00 p.m. The woman was also carrying her own vehicle, which she left shortly after parking it on the road shoulder. It is unknown why she did this, but immediately afterward, she walked into the traffic lanes and was hit by a Dodge Ram that was heading southward. Although emergency medical aid was administered, the woman did not survive her severe injuries. Initial investigation of the accident found that alcohol may be a cause of the accident.
How Do You File A Claim Against the At-Fault Driver When the Victim is Deceased?
If you are the next living kin of a deceased automobile accident victim, you should know that you can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. This can also be done by the person who was named the beneficiary of the victim’s estates. The process can be more difficult however since you need to coordinate with both law enforcement and relevant insurance parties to pursue your claim. If you’d like us to help you with your wrongful death claim, call us at (800) 310-1606 for a free consultation, available 24/7.