Turlock, CA (August 20, 2022) On Friday morning, 51-year-old Michael Burks of Modesto, died in a pedestrian crash on North Golden State Boulevard.
Reports say that the fatal collision happened at around 12:16 a.m. near the intersection with West Barnhart Road.
The CHP says that 32-year-old Kaisee Budworth of Turlock was driving a silver Ford sedan when she struck Burks, who was wearing all black clothing. Additionally, reports say that visibility was low in the area due to limited lighting.
Keyes Fire Protection District and American Medical Response responded to the incident.
Burks suffered serious injuries due to the collision, AMR transported the patient to a local hospital, where Burks was pronounced dead.
Budworth did not suffer injuries, however, her vehicle sustained minor damages.
Authorities are investigating the incident and have not released additional details regarding the incident.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to the loved ones of Michael Burks. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
We Can Help You Recover
Furthermore, dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It is certain that it would take a lot of time to recover from this loss.
However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.
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 those who are related to or depend financially on the person that died. 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.
- These people can differ from state to state.
So, to the bereaved of Michael Burks, 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.
With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.