Ruben Garcia Suffered Fatal Injuries in Fresno Pedestrian Crash
Fresno, CA (June 14, 2023) – Ruben Garcia (20) succumbed to fatal injuries sustained in a Fresno pedestrian crash near South Chestnut and East Central Avenue. According to Your Central Valley, the accident occurred around 3:00 am on Tuesday.
Ruben Garcia was fatally injured in a pedestrian crash near East Central Avenue in Fresno.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a crash involving a Toyota and a pedestrian on Central Avenue near Chestnut Avenue, leaving a 20-year-old victim with life-threatening injuries.
They identified the fatality as 20-year-old Ruben Garcia of Fresno.
According to Carlos Trejo, spokesperson of CHP, the driver heading north abruptly veered left in an attempt to avoid Garcia, who was trying to cross east in an intersection. However, the vehicle still struck him.
Responders said the 20-year-old victim was trapped under the vehicle and died at the scene.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old friend, who was with Garcia, called 9-1-1 in a nearby convenience store to report the crash.
Moreover, authorities believe that alcohol or drugs are not a factor in the collision.
This Fresno pedestrian crash remains under investigation.
J&M Tip: A wrongful death can occur when someone passes away due to another individual’s wrongdoing. In such cases, the deceased’s family members may bring a wrongful death lawsuit to make the negligent party accountable for the accident’s losses.
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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 Fresno
In this case, the family members of Ruben Garcia in this Fresno 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:
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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, Fresno, 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 Ruben Garcia.
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