19-year-old Anthony Devaney was struck and killed in a tragic pedestrian accident that took place on May 1, 2012, around 10:15 p.m. in Lake Elsinore. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Devaney was crossing Lake Street half a mile west of Interstate 15 (I-15) when he was struck by an SUV.
The driver did not see Devaney in time to slow down. According to authorities, Devaney was wearing dark clothing and possibly ear-bud headphones.
Based upon a reading of Section 21950, it is quite possible that both the driver and pedestrian may be responsible for this deadly Lake Elsinore pedestrian accident. Furthermore, because the pedestrian may not be 100% at fault and the driver 100% fault-free under their responsibilities set forth by California law, the family of the pedestrian may still be able to recover damages for the loss of their loved one in this accident.
The pedestrian’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the SUV to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated earnings, loss of love, care, and companionship, and other related damages.
Our law office sends sincere condolences to the victim’s family members.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County pedestrian accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California based personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a pedestrian accident in Lake Elsinore due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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