Elena Hernandez Suffered Injuries After Vallejo Car Crash Caused by Unlicensed Driver At Sacramento and Redwood Intersection
Vallejo, CA (September 9, 2023) – Elena Hernandez (24) sustained serious injuries after being hit by an unlicensed driver while she was using the crosswalk in Vallejo. According to KTVU, the crash happened around 12:00 pm on September 5.
Elena Hernandez sustained serious injuries after being hit by an unlicensed driver while walking on a crosswalk going to a store to buy medication for her father.
According to the report, 24-year-old Elena Hernandez is treated at the North Bay Medical Center in Fairfield.
Security footage revealed a truck colliding with Hernandez as it turned left.
Despite checking both left and right before crossing the street, she did not see the truck coming before it hit her.
Her family and residents speak of the intersection’s dangers, citing numerous near-misses and accidents.
Meanwhile, the local police revealed that the driver who struck Elena Hernandez was unlicensed.
Consequently, police charged the unlicensed driver with a misdemeanor before being released.
Hernandez’s family insists on holding him responsible for his actions.
However, according to the police, the driver who collided with Hernandez cooperated with law enforcement at the scene and conveyed remorse. Investigators confirmed that he had no outstanding warrants.
They chose not to disclose any further details about him.
J&M Tip: Pedestrian crashes can be traumatic and devastating events. However, with the right legal guidance and support, victims can receive the compensation and justice they deserve.
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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 Claims in Vallejo
In this case, Elena Hernandez can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements in Los Angeles 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 sympathize with Elena Hernandez and her family.
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