Jeremy Baker Was Identified as the Pedestrian Who Died in a Crash on Highway 41 in Fresno
Fresno, CA (April 18, 2022) – Jeremy Baker (42) was recently identified as the pedestrian who died in a crash on Highway 41 in Fresno. According to the Fresno Bee, the crash happened at around 11:00 pm on Tuesday (April 12).
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Baker was crossing Highway 41, north of Friant Road. Then, a 2009 Cadillac driven by Elmer Villatorro (19) went by and hit Baker. After Baker collided with the Cadillac’s front driver’s side, Baker got thrown into the center divider.
A 2009 Cadillac hit Jeremy Baker as he walked across Highway 41.
Baker died due to the impact. Meanwhile, Villatorro and his teenage passenger wore seatbelts. They both sustained no injuries. According to the coroner’s office, Baker was reportedly homeless.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno
Jeremy Baker’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. They can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following this tragic crash.
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.
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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 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 also get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals. 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.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Jeremy Baker.
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 also 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, Fresno, and Sacramento. Likewise, 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.
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