A 19-year-old skateboarder was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on December 31, 2011, around 6:48 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive at Avenue 6 in Lake Elsinore. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the skateboarder was struck from behind by a vehicle described as a light-colored, lowered Honda.
The victim sustained serious head injuries and was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center for medical treatment, where he was later pronounced dead. From the present information, it appears that the negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this fatal accident. According to witnesses, the car’s hood and windshield were possibly damaged as the result of this hit-and-run collision.
At this time, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. The teen’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the car driver to obtain compensation to funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated earnings, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our personal injury law office sends sincere condolences to victim’s family members.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County hit-and-run crashes, and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a hit-and-run accident in Lake Elsinore Area due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of the California hit-and-run 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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