A possible wrongful death accident in Thousand Oaks claimed the life of a man by the name of Marc Piaskowsky, a resident of Thousand Oaks, California. Mr. Piaskowsky was killed on Monday when he was hit by a car while crossing the street. The Thousand Oaks pedestrian accident occurred when Mr. Piaskowsky was crossing from La Paloma Circle to Avenida de los Arboles.
According to The Thousand Oaks Acorn, Mr. Piaskowsky was not crossing the street in a crosswalk, however there was a tunnel and a crosswalk nearby. It is not yet known why Mr. Piaskowsky was not using either the tunnel or crosswalk, if that information proves to be correct.
Investigators from the Thousand Oaks Police Department are investigating what factors contributed to this man getting hit by the car. If it is shown that the driver of the Lexus was operating her mobile phone, speeding, intoxicated or otherwise negligent, the family of the deceased may bring a Thousand Oaks wrongful death claim against the driver. The claim would be made with the driver’s liability insurance coverage.
Sometimes there may be roadway design factors that contribute to a wrongful death accident. Those factors may or may not be pointed out by the police in the traffic collision report. For those and many other reasons, it is always advisable that the family of a person killed in an accident call a California wrongful death lawyer to look into whether or not a claim may be made for wrongful death damages.
Our experienced wrongful death lawyers know how to look into all of the facts surrounding an incident to see if there is liability, or fault, against another party to the accident, which may be a driver, an owner of a vehicle or a government entity. We offer a free consultation to any friends or family members of a wrongful death accident victim. In all wrongful death cases, we do not charge a fee unless we win and obtain a financial recovery for our client.
Our condolences go out to the family of Marc Piaskowsky and we hope the cause of the accident is discovered as soon as possible by the investigating officers.