Van Nuys, CA (July 03, 2022) – On Saturday, July 2nd, officials identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle near Van Nuys the day before.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the pedestrian as 39-year-old Christopher Berry, who died at the scene. His city of residence is unknown.
The incident took place at about 1:45 a.m. on the 405 Freeway, in the area of Burbank Boulevard.
The driver of the striking vehicle stayed at the scene.
The crash resulted in the closure of multiple lanes of the southbound and northbound freeway for several hours.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Christopher Berry, at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
When victims lose their lives in car crashes that happen due to driver negligence, it is important that their families reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible. Surviving family members may be eligible to collect compensation that may be able to help cover some or all of the costs associated with their loved one’s unexpected passing.
An estimated 900 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents each year in California and that rate is on the rise. In actuality, it is 25% higher than the nationwide average. Regardless of the extent of laws enacted to protect pedestrians in the Golden State, the number of pedestrian fatalities continues to grow each year.
Usually, pedestrians are hit by cars that are operated by impaired or distracted drivers. Although most people are mindful when it comes to looking out for pedestrians, not everyone is this way. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that everyone is always going to take pedestrians into consideration while traveling.
For this reason, pedestrians must always be vigilant in looking out for motorists, especially while crossing roadways. We see numerous people fatally injured in accidents in California that could have been prevented. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss.
Wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by the victim’s surviving family so they can recover financial compensation that can help pay for the costs associated with funerals, burials, and more. Even lost wages and non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional turmoil may be able to be covered depending on the circumstances of the accident.
The Los Angeles County pedestrian accident attorneys at the Mines Law Firm are extensively experienced in helping the family members of those who have lost their lives in accidents recover.
If your loved one died in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at the Mines Law Firm by calling (888) 700-0093 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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