Pedestrian Lorraine Naranjo Fatally Struck in Whittier Hit-and-Run Crash
Whittier, CA (July 19, 2022) – Lorraine Naranjo (53) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash on Leffingwell Road and Corley Drive in Whittier. According to CBS News, the crash happened around 10:15 pm on Monday.
A car fatally struck Lorraine Naranjo and her son while they were crossing the street on Leffingwell Road and Corley Drive in Whittier. Authorities are now searching for the hit-and-run driver.
Authorities responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash involving two pedestrians and a vehicle on Leffingwell Road and Corley Drive in Whittier.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department found one woman and her son at the scene. They then pronounced the woman dead at the scene. She was later identified as Lorraine Naranjo. Her son was transported to a nearby trauma center.
According to authorities, Naranjo and her son were crossing the street when a car struck Naranjo. Following the crash, the driver reportedly fled the scene.
The California Highway Patrol officers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.
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More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, the victim can file a lawsuit against you for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Losses can also include medical costs, lost wages, and more. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. Hit-and-run accident penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you are able to locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
In this case, the family members of Lorraine Naranjo 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, Bakersfield, 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 Lorraine Naranjo.
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