Aniesha Dotson Killed in Highway 242 Pedestrian Crash in Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County, CA (July 28, 2023) – Aniesha Dotson (38) of Pleasant Hill sustained fatal injuries in the Highway 242 pedestrian crash near Concord. According to Mercury News, the crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. on June 1.
Aniesha Dotson succumbed to fatal injuries in a Highway 242 pedestrian crash after being hit by a vehicle south of the Clayton Road exit.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal Highway 242 DUI crash south of the Clayton Road exit near Concord, leaving a woman on foot fatally injured.
The Contra Costa County coroner’s office identified the victim as 38-year-old Aniesha Dotson of Pleasant Hill.
According to the report, a Lexus IS-250 traveling southbound on the highway hit Dotson, who was crossing the lane.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene, but unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries.
Meanwhile, a passenger in the Lexus sustained minor injuries while the driver remained unharmed.
As the investigation is ongoing, the CHP has yet to determine the reason behind Dotson’s presence on the roadway at the time of the collision.
The authorities are still examining further details surrounding the circumstances of this Highway 242 pedestrian crash.
J&M Tip: The safety of all individuals on the road is the responsibility of drivers. Even if a pedestrian crosses the street unlawfully, drivers could be deemed responsible for the incident, contingent upon the situation.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Contra Costa County
In this case, the family members of Aniesha Dotson can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Contra Costa County, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Aniesha Dotson.
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