Ramesh Pulavarthi Lake Tahoe: Father of Two Identified As Ramesh Pulavarthi Died In Car Accident By Bridal Veil Falls During Family Trip To Lake Tahoe
LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA (February 23, 2019) – An Indian American man identified as Ramesh Pulavarthi has tragically died in a car accident during a family trip to Lake Tahoe.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the car accident took place at a viewpoint near Bridal Veil Falls. Ramesh Pulavarthi was walking from the back of his SUV to the drivers seat when he was struck from behind by another car.
Despite life-saving efforts, the victim later died at the scene due to his injuries. It remains unclear if the driver that hit him will be charged following the accident.
Ramesh Pulavarthi leaves behind a wife and two children. You can help support the victim’s family by donating to their Go Fund Me page.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a common law responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid hitting other vehicles or pedestrians. Rear-end collisions are typically very strong evidence that a driver was either distracted or traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
It has been estimated that alcohol/drug use as well as speeding are the two leading factors in fatal car accidents. The family of a victim that dies in a car accident may be able to seek justice through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. The loss of a loved one can have a devastating and long lasting impact on a family. Under the statute, a victim’s next of kin is able to recover financial compensation for lost wages, loss of love and loss of companionship. A wrongful death attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Ramesh Pulavarthi. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victim’s family. We also encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for them.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a Lake Tahoe car accident? You may have recourse under the law. Our team of personal injury attorneys are standing by to answer any questions that you may have. We are deeply committed to making sure that our clients get the justice that they deserve after an accident. Whether you just have questions about you rights or need a free investigation into a case we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.