Modified: January 6, 2023

60-year-old Pedestrian Killed in Elk Grove Car Accident Identified

Sacramento county coroner’s office in Elk Grove identified the person killed in a catastrophic car collision on December 15, 2022. The victim was a woman, Insuk Lancaster.

The 60-year-old woman was struck by a Lexus at the Waterman and Bradshaw intersection, according to the Elk Grove police. What are the legal consequences of this type of accident? Read all about thd latest information about this Sacramento wrongful death below.

The Person Killed While Walking Along Sheldon Road in Elk Grove was Identified by Police

Now the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the pedestrian who was hit and died in a recent motor vehicle collision in Elk Grove, what’s next? I am Elk Grove pedestrian accident lawyer Michael Ehline. Below I am going to cover this case, as well as liability and fault. With my over 15 years of experience as a PI lawyer, I have recovered over $150 Million in verdicts and settlements for clients throughout the State of California.

So I will use my expertise, authority, and trust to walk you through it. Let’s read the content and discuss the rights of her surviving family and loved ones! At approximately 9:20 p.m., Insuk Lancaster, the 60-year-old deceased, was walking down Sheldon Road between Waterman and Bradshaw road in Elk Grove when she was involved in a pedestrian accident.

According to the Elk Grove police, she was struck by the car. The driver of the Lexus involved in the incident, according to the Elk Grove Police Department, was traveling at the prescribed speed limit factor.

The Matter Is Under Investigation: The Elk Grove Police Department Are Doing What They Can!

The Elk Grove police don’t believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident. Whether Insuk Lancaster was homeless is unknown; however, the investigation is underway.

However, at least 13 homeless people have been killed this year by car accidents, which is tragic.

Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim If You’ve Lost a Family Member?

When pedestrian deaths are the result of negligence, personal injury attorneys may pursue wrongful death lawsuits. Furthermore, when a tragic car collision takes place, the responsible party or driver can be held accountable, supporting the family in both receiving justice and financial support.

Our firm’s compassionate and competent wrongful death attorneys have successfully handled several cases and have experience winning settlements for families who have lost a loved one due to a negligent driver.

What Compensation Can You Receive in a Pedestrian Accident Case?

If a pedestrian has been struck or dies in an accident because of a driver’s negligence, the immediate family members of the deceased pedestrian may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

The estate administrator can file a lawsuit on the deceased’s behalf. However, the family can only file one lawsuit. 

You can claim the following:

  • Financial support: Wages, insurance, pensions, tips, and bonuses that the deceased earned.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Training and guidance that any children of the deceased would have received.
  • Love and support: Loss of consortium, moral support, and affection that any surviving spouse would have received.
  • Specified in will: Those specified in the will may get a beneficiary’s share of what the deceased may have left them if they had survived.
  • Stepkids: Certain stepchildren may be eligible for compensation if the deceased provided at least 50% of their financial support.
  • In-home care: You can claim compensation for the loss of home services that the loved one supplied, including child care, vehicle and yard maintenance, tax preparation, etc. 
  • Surviving kids: The children of a decedent’s deceased offspring may file a claim.
  • Exemplary damages: If the negligent person acts in an outrageous or malicious manner, the family of a deceased loved one may be eligible to pursue punitive damages. Since punitive damages are rarely granted in Elk Grove, California, it could be beneficial to speak with your attorney about the possibility of doing so.
  • Survivor’s actions: The family or estate may bring a survival action if the deceased did not die instantly or was hospitalized before passing away. In essence, the procedure takes the place of the personal injury claim that the deceased would have made if they had survived. Medical expenses and the pain and suffering brought on by the incident before the death are examples of survival actions.

Do You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Elk Grove? Get a Free Consultation Today!

Has your loved one been struck in a motor vehicle collision, and left to die at the scene? You can hold the negligent driver accountable by hiring an expert Elk Grove pedestrian lawyer like attorney Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC! We would work with authorities, public safety officers, and your doctors if someone died in your family to get you coverage for loss of consortium and loss of your breadwinner, love, and affection.

Our Elk Grove personal injury attorneys have years of experience when it comes to dealing with pedestrian accidents and will fight aggressively so that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to obtain as a wounded victim under tort law. Contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation to discuss your rights to recover a fair amount to cover your general and special damages. Our best lawyer is standing by 24/7 to explain everything about obtaining the compensation you deserve today!

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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