Lonell Oliver Killed in Highway 135 Pedestrian Crash in Santa Maria After a Car Hit Him
Santa Maria, CA (January 17, 2024) – Lonell Oliver (57) of Lompoc succumbed to fatal injuries after a Highway 135 pedestrian crash near the intersection of Highways 135 and 1. According to KSBY, the crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. on January 13.
Lonell Oliver of Lompoc died after a Highway 135 pedestrian crash near the intersection of Highways 135 and 1.
Lonell Oliver, a 57-year-old resident of Lompoc, succumbed to fatal injuries in a Highway 135 pedestrian crash after a vehicle hit him, as confirmed by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.
The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on January 13, near the intersection of Highways 135 and 1.
The collision prompted a temporary lane closure on the highway as investigators worked at the scene to gather information and assess the circumstances surrounding this Highway 135 pedestrian crash, resulting in the death of Lonell Oliver.
J&M Tip: Pedestrians are allowed to jaywalk in California without apparent risks. If a car accident hits a pedestrian, the driver may be liable for the accident damage, covering the total expenses. Contact a personal injury lawyer to determine just compensation.
Google Map of the Pedestrian Accident in Santa Maria,CA
More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians like Lonell Oliver usually get major to fatal injuries in pedestrian accidents, such as in this Highway 135 pedestrian crash. 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: Lonell Oliver in Highway 135 Pedestrian Crash
In this case, the family members of Lonell Oliver in this Highway 135 pedestrian crash 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
- Pedestrian Accident
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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, Santa Maria, 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 800-500-0000 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 Lonell Oliver in this Highway 135 pedestrian crash.
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