Newman, CA (January 10, 2022) – 21-year-old Saul Betancourt of Modesto died in a fatal car crash at River Road and Villa Manucha Road in Newman. The incident happened around 7 am on Sunday, January 9.
Sadly, Bentacourt was pronounced dead at the scene. However, another person was involved in the crash, Betancourt’s passenger. She sustained major injuries. She was taken to the hospital immediately and is expected to make a full recovery.
According to authorities, the crash involved a Newman police officer who was requesting assistance when the crash happened. The involved officer was identified as Eric Fulmer who started working for the department in 2012. He currently works as a detective in the investigations units. Fulmer also sustained major injuries, but they weren’t life-threatening.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the case.
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Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in Newman
In this case, the family members of Saul Betancourt can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Saul Betancourt
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s important to have a strong team of experienced personal injury attorneys handling your case. Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Newman, and Sacramento. Our lawyers can help you get justice as well as the compensation you rightfully deserve, including car accident settlements and more. 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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