Lancaster Pedestrian Crash Left One Person Fatal
Lancaster, CA (August 6, 2023) – A Lancaster pedestrian crash left one person with fatal injuries just west of Valley Central. According to City News Service, the crash occurred around 4:02 pm on Saturday.
A possibly unhoused man succumbed to fatal injuries after a car struck him in a Lancaster pedestrian crash.
The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station reported a Lancaster pedestrian crash that left a man with fatal injuries just west of Valley Central on Saturday.
Unfortunately, the man involved in the crash died at the scene. Authorities are yet to identify the victim.
According to a news videographer, a woman stopped her car to allow what she believed to be an unhoused man to cross the street.
However, the man got up from the bus bench, hit her car, grabbed her door handle, and eventually tried to get in.
The man reportedly sustained fatal injuries as the woman tried to drive away.
No further information is available regarding this Lancaster pedestrian crash.
J&M Tip: When pedestrians are involved in a traffic accident, they are at an increased risk of injury or death. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s best to consult a pedestrian accident attorney.
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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 (Wrongful Death) Claims in Lancaster
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this Lancaster pedestrian crash 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
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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, Lancaster, 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 express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the victim.
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