A Los Angeles pedestrian accident in Koreatown on Sunday caused the death of a man who was walking on the sidewalk. According to the Los Angeles Times, an unidentified 73 year old woman first swerved her vehicle into oncoming traffic, then went off the road and up a sidewalk where she struck the pedestrian, causing his death.
The pedestrian, a Los Angeles resident named Yueany Qisquina, was 27 years old. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. The woman who allegedly caused this pedestrian accident in Los Angeles was not arrested and police did not find any evidence of alcohol or drugs playing a part in causing this Koreatown pedestrian wrongful death.
In a tragic case such as this, the victim’s heirs will be able to make a Los Angeles wrongful death claim against the driver of the vehicle. One can only hope that the driver of the vehicle has enough liability insurance coverage to cover the Los Angeles wrongful death damages. If there is not enough liability insurance, the family of the victim may seek payment from the woman’s personal assets. In order to recover against the woman’s personal assets, it may be necessary to file suit and obtain a court judgment for the amount of the wrongful death damages incurred.
In many situations such as this, where the woman was driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder, which is over 10 years old, there often is not enough money available to cover the damages for wrongful death.
Another important issue here is that the woman was 73 years old. Sometimes drivers are able to drive very well into their 90s and even over 100. Other times, however, drivers lose their reflexes as they get older, do not see as well, and cause Los Angeles accidents. Some say that the DMV needs to test people more often as they get older.
Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys help the families of wrongful death victims obtain the damages they are entitled to. We work on wrongful death claims involving auto accidents, truck accidents and pedestrian accidents. If a loved one has been killed in an accident, call a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.