Tragedy struck in Fresno on May 1, 2023, when a hit-and-run collision claimed the life of Juanita Garcia, a 56-year-old resident of the city. Reports indicate that she was walking in the area of Hammond and Mariposa Avenue when a vehicle struck her.
Despite the best efforts of emergency responders, Ms. Garcia ultimately succumbed to her injuries. This latest tragedy highlights the dangers that pedestrians face on American roads every day.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 6,283 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2018. That’s an average of nearly 17 pedestrian fatalities per day. And while pedestrian deaths have decreased slightly in recent years, they still account for around 17% of all traffic fatalities.
At Avian Law Group, we know that no amount of compensation can truly make up for the loss of a loved one. However, in cases like this one, it’s important to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are all too common, and it can be incredibly difficult to identify the driver who caused the crash.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, it’s important to seek out experienced legal counsel as soon as possible.
At Avian Law Group, we have the resources and knowledge needed to investigate these types of cases and fight for the justice you deserve. We’ll work tirelessly to identify the at-fault driver and hold them accountable for their reckless actions.
Remember, you don’t have to suffer alone. Our team is here to help you navigate the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options for pursuing justice after a pedestrian accident. Stay safe out there, and always look twice before crossing the street.