21-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed in a Motorcycle Collision in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA (June 21, 2022) – Armando Hernandez (21) was identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident in Santa Monica on Tuesday. According to CBS News, the crash was reported at 3:30 am.
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When responding officers arrived, one person was found dead at the scene. Then, the investigators confirmed that it was the pedestrian.
The California Highway Patrol received a report about a crash near the Cloverfield Boulevard on-ramp of the 10 Freeway.
According to reports, a pedestrian reportedly attempted to cross the freeway on foot. Then, a motorcyclist crashed into the pedestrian. Responding officers then arrived and found one person dead at the scene.
Later, the investigators confirmed that it was the pedestrian. Authorities then identified the pedestrian as Armando Hernandez.
Meanwhile, the motorcyclist sustained major injuries and was transported to the hospital.
This crash remains under investigation.
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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 crash. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the crash. 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 crash
- 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 crashes. 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 Santa Monica
In this case, the family members of Armando Hernandez 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 a crash, 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:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can relieve 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, Santa Monica, 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 Armando Hernandez.
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