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Pedestrian Dangers Along Laurel Drive In Salinas CA

Pedestrians are owed a special “duty of care” from drivers due to their vulnerable nature when they must cross streets and confront traffic. Even a slow-speed strike from a vehicle can leave an unprotected walker with broken bones, head and brain damage, and many other serious injuries.

A long recovery can put patients through a difficult stretch of weeks and months and leave them with extensive medical bills. In a tragic case, pedestrians can lose their lives in a careless accident that could have been prevented by a little more caution shown by the drivers involved.

Pedestrian Tragically Hit And Killed In Salinas

A man on foot was struck and killed by a vehicle in northeast Salinas Friday morning. KSBW-TV reports the pedestrian accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. near the intersection of Laurel Drive and Natividad Road.

Law enforcement officials said a 78-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by a driver in a Toyota Prius. The victim died as the result of his injuries.

The driver involved remained on the scene for the investigation. Officers are still determining what led to the accident.

Earning Help for Families After a Salinas Pedestrian Accident

With each pedestrian accident in Salinas, there’s a family left to worry about the condition of the victim or left to mourn the passing of a loved one.

In such heartbreaking cases, close relatives like a spouse, children of the victim, and sometimes the parents of the victim can file a wrongful death claim. This civil lawsuit asks for financial support from the at-fault driver’s auto insurer.

The claim can secure money to pay for a memorial service and burial, emergency services fees, and estate settlement costs. A wrongful death lawsuit also intends to protect the family from future economic harm by replacing the financial support the victim can no longer provide to close relatives.

Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Serving Salinas Victims

After an accident involving the loss of a loved one, contact an experienced Salinas Wrongful Death Lawyer such as Martin Gasparian for a free and confidential consultation. Mr. Gasparian is ready to listen to you and your family and help you determine how to best recover the support needed to allow the family to protect themselves financially.

Never trust an insurance company to tell you everything you should know when filing a wrongful death claim.  Allow Martin Gasparian to inform you of your rights and about the support available to your family.

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