Stanley Isaacs Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA (August 15, 2022) – Stanley Isaacs (60) of Costa Mesa was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash at S. Coast Highway and Pearl Street in Laguna Beach. According to NBC Los Angeles, the crash was reported around 9:38 pm on Thursday.
Stanley Isaacs and his wife, Cathy, were struck by a hit-and-run driver at S. Coast Highway and Pearl Street in Laguna Beach.
Authorities responded to reports of a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at S. Coast Highway and Pearl Street in Laguna Beach.
They then took two victims to a hospital. They were identified as a couple from Costa Mesa. One of the victims, Stanley Isaacs, later succumbed to his injuries. His wife, Cathy, then sustained minor injuries but has been released from the hospital.
According to reports, the couple was on a marked and lit crosswalk when a hit-and-run driver struck them. Witnesses said that Stanley saved his wife by pushing her out of the way. It was also mentioned that the couple had just finished their anniversary dinner before the accident.
Neighbors and friends of Stanley Isaacs brought flowers and left heartfelt messages at his memorial.
Meanwhile, the hit-and-run driver reportedly surrendered at the Laguna Beach Police Department less than 24 hours after the crash.
She was identified as an 18-year-old woman from Costa Mesa.
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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 Laguna Beach
In this case, the family members of Stanley Isaacs 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, Laguna Beach, 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 Stanley Isaacs.
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