Rafael Cabrera Fatally Struck by Possibly Two Hit-and-Run Motorists in Mid-City Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2022) – Rafael Cabrera (41) of Los Angeles was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash in Mid-City, Los Angeles. According to My News LA, the crash happened around 10:10 pm on Monday.
Rafael Cabrera was fatally struck by one or more hit-and-run drivers in Mid-City, Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run crash in Mid-City, Los Angeles.
The victim died at the scene. Authorities identified him as Rafael Cabrera of Los Angeles.
According to reports, Cabrera was not in a crosswalk when an SUV struck him. The SUV reportedly continued eastbound on Venice Boulevard and fled the scene. Authorities are also looking into a second SUV’s possible involvement.
If you have information regarding this incident, you may reach the LAPD West Traffic Division at 213-473-0234 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Anonymous tipsters may also use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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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 Rafael Cabrera 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
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
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 Rafael Cabrera.
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