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One dead in Encinitas pedestrian accident

The warm weather that envelops the Encinitas area year-round makes it prime for taking to the outdoors. Many area residents choose to ride bicycles or motorcycles, while others take to foot as a way to get to work or school, or merely as a form of exercise. While these individuals can certainly enjoy the outdoors in this area, it is not without its risks, as pedestrians often have to be in close proximity to moving cars and trucks. Therefore, their safety is often left in the hands of motorists who may be acting negligently.

When these negligent drivers cause a pedestrian accident, the results can be devastating. Recently in Encinitas, a 61-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a car while near an intersection. Reports indicate that the wreck occurred near the Encinitas Village shopping center. The collision occurred just outside of a crosswalk, and the victim suffered extensive injuries. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he later died from his injuries. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Any of this an accident victim's surviving family members may find themselves on hard times, both emotionally and financially. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be traumatizing, and any medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost financial contribution can take a toll on a family's finances. Of course, these surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for their damages, but that will require the successful pursuit of a wrongful death lawsuit.

These types of legal claims can be difficult to win. There are usually evidentiary issues that can present problems, as in the case above where reports indicate that the man may have been outside of a designated crosswalk at the time of the accident. However, a skilled attorney will be able to advise a victim and/or his or her family as to the effect such evidentiary issues can have on a claim. Then, once a full picture of the situation is obtained, a competent legal strategy can be created with the goal of imposing liability and obtaining compensation. Those who want to learn more about how to build a case on their particular set of circumstances can consider reaching out to an experienced attorney.

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