East San Jose Pedestrian Accident Killed 54-Year-Old Pedestrian Laura Patricia Ortega Bautista
San Jose, CA (June 30, 2022) – Laura Patricia Ortega Bautista (54) of San Jose was identified as the fatality in a pedestrian accident in East San Jose. According to Mercury News, the incident reportedly occurred around 5:00 pm on Tuesday.
Laura Patricia Ortega Bautista Velasquez was crossing in a marked crosswalk when a 2005 Nissan SUV struck her.
The San Jose police responded to reports of a collision near Leeward Drive and Arden Way in San Jose on Tuesday.
Responding officers transported the victim to a hospital due to life-threatening injuries, where the victim later succumbed to her injuries.
Authorities then identified the victim as Laura Patricia Ortega Bautista of San Jose.
According to reports, the victim was crossing in a marked crosswalk when a 2005 Nissan SUV struck her. Then, the unnamed driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The San Jose police reported that Ortega Bautista’s death was the city’s third traffic death in a single day. The victim was the 22nd pedestrian murdered in a San Jose street incident in 2022.
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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 San Jose
In this case, the family members of Laura Patricia Ortega Bautista 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:
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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, San Jose, 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 Laura Patricia Ortega Bautista.
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