Troy Rassbach Died in Pedestrian Crash Along Highway 101 in Humboldt County
Humboldt County, CA (May 19, 2022) – Troy Rassbach (59) of Arcata died after getting hit by a vehicle on Highway 101 near the Indianola Cutoff in Humboldt County. According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) press release published by KYM KEMP, the incident happened at around 3:32 AM on Saturday (May 14).
According to the CHP, Rassbach walked within Highway 101’s southbound lanes. Then, a 2010 Honda Pilot driven by Eureka resident Stephanie Mellen (44) hit Rassbach.
Troy Rassbach walked along the highway’s southbound lanes when a vehicle hit him.
Responders arrived at the scene and implemented life-saving efforts on Rassbach. However, he later died at the scene. Right now, authorities are still investigating possible factors that might’ve caused the accident.
If you have any information about this crash, you can contact the Humboldt Area CHP at (707) 822-5981 or (707) 268-2000 after business hours.
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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 Humboldt
In this case, the family members of Troy Rassbach 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.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & 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 to get professional advice about your case, 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.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Troy Rassbach.
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