At about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, a vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian in Malibu. While traveling on Pacific Coast Highway, the motorist struck the woman, who was reportedly in her 20s, as she traversed the road near Moonshadows restaurant. The driver remained at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a pedestrian is fatally injured due to the negligence of a driver, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Malibu accounted for 2 of the 198 fatalities and 4 of the 4,786 injuries suffered by pedestrians in accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The number of pedestrian fatalities in California increased 3.9 percent, from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the woman who was struck and killed.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Malibu accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on pedestrian rights and on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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