Pedestrian Killed in Santa Cruz Traffic Collision
Santa Cruz, CA (January 05, 2022) On Tuesday, a pedestrian died after being struck by a car in a fatal accident on Ocean Street.
Officers say that the incident happened at around 6:39 p.m. in the 500 block of Ocean Street near Soquel Avenue.
Additionally, authorities say a man was on the road after he was struck by a car heading south on Ocean Street.
Despite the Santa Cruz Fire Department‘s paramedics’ 20-minute efforts in trying to save the man’s life.
Unfortunately, paramedics say that the pedestrian was dead on the scene.
According to the Santa Cruz Police Department, the driver realized that they hit someone and stopped and reported the incident to 911.
Moreover, police say that the driver shows no signs of impairment and is very cooperative during the investigation.
Meanwhile, no information of the victim nor the driver was available at the moment.
Sweet Lawyers expresses our condolences to the bereaved family. Our hearts are with you through these difficult moments.
What Can The Bereaved Family Do After a Fatal Accident
The aftermath of tragic accidents like this fatal crash can make everything difficult for a family.
Indeed, the last thing most people want to deal with are; piles of paperwork, questions defense attorneys and attempting to obtain police reports.
“Our firm works tirelessly to ensure that the people we work for are granted the highest restitution possible,” says Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
In filing for a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on when family members can take legal action.
These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It only allows the bereaved to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time.
Unfortunately, when these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid and the family of the deceased can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is important to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
In fact, when you hire us, our legal attorneys will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain important data that will help your case.