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Encinitas pedestrian accident leaves one dead

Those who find themselves walking near roadways or in crosswalks can be put in danger when motorists drive negligently. Negligent drivers who fail to yield, swerve off the road or fail to properly share the road can strike a pedestrian, leaving him or her with injuries. Since pedestrians don't have the protections afforded by those driving some sort of vehicle, they often wind up with injuries that are quite severe. In the worst cases, death results.

One recent pedestrian accident is leaving investigators questioning exactly what happened. The wreck occurred when a Toyota Prius struck and killed a 76-year-old woman outside of an Encinitas fire station. Reports indicate that the woman was crossing the street toward a senior center when she was hit. The police do not believe that drug or alcohol played a part in the crash, but the exact cause of the accident remains under investigation.

In instances like these, surviving family members can be left utterly heartbroken. Knowing that they will never hear their loved one laugh or see them smile again can be crushing. Making matters worse is the fact that there are often significant financial ramifications associated with these losses. Medical expenses, funeral costs and even lost wages can take a toll on surviving family members.

Fortunately, those who have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another may be able to recover compensation by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. Building a strong case means investigating the cause of the accident, creating legal arguments that support the imposition of liability, and minimizing any evidence that seems to point toward contributory negligence. A skilled legal professional may prove beneficial to the victim's loved ones as they move forward during this difficult time.




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