David Klingenfuss Killed in Pedestrian Crash in Modesto
Modesto, CA (May 5, 2022) – David Klingenfuss (30) was identified as the pedestrian killed in an accident on Briggsmore Avenue near Roselle Avenue in Modesto. According to the Modesto Bee, the incident happened at around 3:30 am on Thursday.
According to authorities, they received a report about a pedestrian crash eastbound on Briggsmore Avenue. When they arrived, the at-fault driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Pedestrian David Klingenfuss died after getting hit by a car eastbound on Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto.
Modesto Police Department spokesman Sgt. Kalani Souza shared with the Modesto Bee that they found no indications of drugs or alcohol being factors in this incident.
After the crash, authorities closed eastbound on Briggsmore for hours. This road closure included the portion from Oakdale Road and Roselle Avenue.
Later on the same day, another pedestrian crash happened at around 8:00 am at Oakdale Road. However, the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. Also, the at-fault driver cooperated with the authorities.
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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 details 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 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 Modesto
In this case, the family members of David Klingenfuss can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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 can 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.
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Certainly, nothing can relieve the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, 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 to get professional advice about your case, give us a call 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 above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of David Klingenfuss.
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