Bicyclist Dies in Hampton Road Traffic Crash
Othello, WA (September 11, 2022) – On September 9, Artemio Cortez-Cortez, 59, sustained fatal injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Taylor Road.
It was about 8:30 p.m. when the officers found Artemio Cortez-Cortez dead with his bike in the area of Hampton Road.
Officers say Cortez-Cortez was driving his bicycle at the intersection with Hampton Road when he was rear-ended and the force of the crash threw him onto the ground and the vehicle continued driving.
In the meantime, officers are waiting for the autopsy result to identify the cause of the victim’s death.
Please call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for more details about the Hampton Road traffic crash.
Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the families and communities of Artemio Cortez-Cortez. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Following the Hampton Road traffic crash, it is vital to make sure his loved ones are legally covered so they can grieve in peace.
That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.
Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
These people are related to or depend financially on the victim. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:
- Surviving spouses
- Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership)
- Children of the deceased
- Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased
- Personal representatives
So, to the people who love Artemio Cortez-Cortez, reach out to our wrongful death lawyers. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.