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Visalia, CA – According to KSEE, on the evening of Friday, February 16, 2024, a male pedestrian was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene of the crash in Visalia.

Officers of the Visalia Police Department report that the fatal hit-and-run collision occurred around 9:01 PM on Douglas Avenue east of Santa Fe Street. Emergency responders transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where life-saving attempts failed to stabilize him.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists are required to exercise an additional “duty of care” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, which more often result in pedestrian fatalities.

In cases where a driver is found responsible for a pedestrian fatality, the victim’s family may have grounds to initiate a wrongful death claim through the driver’s insurance provider. Compensation from a wrongful death claim can help cover medical costs, burial expenses, and the financial support lost by dependents of the deceased.

Insurance companies aim to minimize payouts for claims they cannot outright deny. That is why the services of a proficient personal injury attorney can prove crucial for grieving families through the complexities of seeking justice for their loved ones.

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