A Los Angeles Police Chase Leads to a Tragic Pedestrian Death
A tragedy in Los Angeles have left many people shaken as a police chase led to an unsuspecting and uninvolved pedestrian losing their life. The community is outraged and for good reason. This, as is true of most pedestrian accidents, happened for no good reason. Read on to learn more about this specific accident and then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you need legal advice on an accident of your own.
More about the accident
The accident happened on the Pacific Coast Highway, which just saw a pedestrian accident a few weeks ago. In this case, a man stole a car and the police responded to the theft. It became immediately clear that the person who’d stolen the car was willing to drive very fast and very unsafely in order to get away. As a result, the police stopped pursuing. Unfortunately, it was too late – shortly after the police stopped pursuit, the stolen car hit several parked cars and a fire was started.
The man who lost his life was 28 years old and was working in neighborhood garden when he was struck by the vehicle. According to friends and family, he was a hard-worming young man who died for no reason – other than the fact that a thief drove unsafely and took his life.
There’s both a criminal and personal injury aspect of this case
First up, there’s a criminal aspect of this case. This involves the man stealing the car and then killing the victim in the process of committing a felony. That said, this could have happened even if the car hadn’t been stolen. For example, say the man was simply driving home after working a double shift. Perhaps he nodded off and crashed into a car parked on the street, and that parked car killed the victim.
In that case, there likely wouldn’t be a criminal element to the case (though there may still be) but there would still be grounds for a wrongful death suit. It all depends on the negligence or recklessness of the driver. Regardless of the situation, if the family of the deceased feels that they have a case for a personal injury case then their next move should be to find the best personal injury attorney to help.
Finding the right personal injury is important
The good news is that no matter how terrible the situation is, working with a personal injury attorney won’t cost you a penny upfront. First, your initial consultation is free. Simply call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 and we’ll listen to the basics of your case. We’ll offer our best legal advice to ensure you know all your options.
If you decide to work with us, then we’ll take your case on a contingency basis. This means that we don’t charge you any fees upfront. Instead, our payment comes out of your final settlement or jury award. If you don’t win your case then we don’t get paid. Call us today to get the process started.