A Car Accident resulted in death of a 23-year-old pedestrian in Orange County according to the Orange County Register. The car accident occurred in the City of Stanton. The pedestrian was fatally struck on Beach Blvd. by a car traveling southbound.
The O.C. Register reports that the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk when struck by the vehicle. It should be noted however, that the driver of a motor vehicle has a responsibility to exercise reasonable care to avoid injuring the other drivers and passengers on the road.
Based on the information provided in the aforementioned article, it is unclear whether the victim’s family may seek recovery for wrongful death in this matter. More information would be needed to make such determination. The O.C. Register did not state whether the driver was cited or arrested.
If it is determined that the driver of the involved vehicle was cited for violating any traffic laws, it is highly likely that a resulting conviction would mean that the driver was negligent as a matter of law. If it is determined that the driver negligently caused this accident, the surviving family members of the deceased pedestrian may bring a civil action for wrongful death.
Orange County Car Accident Attorneys at our Firm represent auto accident injury victims and their loved ones if the accident results in unfortunate loss of life. Our firm is committed to providing representation for the injured and we do not offer to represent the insurance companies. We fight for the maximum possible recovery to help you and your family recover from such an unfortunate incident. Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation of your car accident case with an experienced Orange County Accident Attorney.