A Van Nuys pedestrian accident this week caused the death of veterinary nurse, Pamela Ramos. According to ABC 7 News, 27-year-old Ramos was out walking her neighbor’s dog when she was fatally struck by a black Camaro.
The Van Nuys pedestrian accident occurred in the early morning hours, around 2:45 a.m. Ramos was crossing the street when the black Camaro, traveling north on Burnet Avenue, hit her. The driver called 911 and stayed at the scene to cooperate with officers. Officers at the scene said the neighbor’s dog was not hurt in the incident.
Ramos’ brother stated, “my sister was a very loving person, she loved animals, she would help others before helping herself, a very genuine person.” The investigation into what happened in this early morning accident is ongoing. At this point, investigators do not believe the driver was speeding or under the influence, however they will continue to work to determine the cause. We offer our condolences to the Ramos family for their loss.
In this case, the family of Ms. Ramos should immediately contact a Van Nuys wrongful death attorney to help them investigate the circumstances of the pedestrian accident. Sadly, wrongful death pedestrian accidents occur far too frequently on Southern California streets. In many of these pedestrian accidents, the driver attempts to claim the pedestrian is at fault. However, driving in the dark (late at night or early in the morning) or under conditions of poor visibility, such as rain or fog, can contribute to a driver’s inability to see a pedestrian, even if the pedestrian was crossing the street legally or correctly walking on the side of the street. This is why a proper investigation should be conducted to try to determine exactly what happened.
In a case like this one, if it is determined that the driver of the car was responsible for causing the pedestrian accident, either by driving negligently or through intentional careless acts, the family of the victim can file a wrongful death case against the driver. Just a few examples of when a driver could be found responsible for a pedestrian accident include if they were texting while driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving while drowsy. As was mentioned, in a case like this, the facts are very important—a wrongful death attorney can assist in making sure the investigation is thorough.
Losing someone you love is emotionally overwhelming and can be economically taxing on the family as unexpected loss of earnings, medical costs, and funeral and burial costs suddenly arise. The wrongful death attorneys at Walch Law can assist in this difficult time by alleviating the family’s stress of filing a case to get deserved compensation for their loss. Our attorneys help the families of wrongful death victims obtain the damages they are entitled to in Van Nuys and throughout Southern California. If a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian or other vehicle accident, call 866-INJURY 2 [866-465-8792] for a free consultation.