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Isabel Villagomez Succumbed to Injuries after a Dinuba Hit-and-Run Crash in Tulare County
Tulare County, CA (November 22, 2022) – Isabel Villagomez (51) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash in Dinuba. According to ABC30, the crash occurred Saturday evening.
An unidentified driver fatally injured Isabel Villagomez in a hit-and-run crash in Dinuba.
Authorities are seeking the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash on Nebraska Avenue in Dinuba.
The victim was recently identified as Isabel Villagomez. She had to be airlifted to a hospital after sustaining severe injuries in the crash. Unfortunately, she later succumbed to her injuries.
According to investigators, an oncoming vehicle struck Villagomez as she was getting in her parked car. The driver then fled the scene.
The suspect vehicle is described as a blue Honda sedan with damage on the driver’s side. It was also last seen westbound on Nebraska Avenue.
Right now, authorities are hoping that the community and nearby surveillance cameras can help in tracking the hit-and-run driver down.
Villagomez is survived by her husband and two daughters. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for the victim’s family.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Tulare County, CA
More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, a victim can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Your recoverable losses can include medical costs, lost wages, and more, depending on the damages sustained from the crash. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. For hit-and-run accidents, the penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you can locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Tulare County
In this case, the family members of Isabel Villagomez 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:
- Wrongful Death
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
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, Tulare 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 Isabel Villagomez.
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