Juan Hernandez Costa Mesa: Juan Martinez Hernandez Killed In Cost Mesa Car Accident At Home Depot Parking Lot Along Harbor Boulevard
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA (June 29, 2020) – A 49-year-old man identified as Juan Martinez Hernandez has tragically died in a car accident with a pickup truck in a Home Depot parking lot along Harbor Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place near the lumber area of the Home Dept parking lot. For reasons that remain under investigation a pickup truck struck Juan Martinez Hernandez and knocked them to the ground.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Juan Martinez Hernandez was taken to the hospital but later died as a result of the collision.
An investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Costa Mesa Home Depot Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lots are the site of many car accidents across the United States every year. According to the CBS News, “But the National Safety Council found on average at least 60,000 are injured and 500 or more die in the 50,000 plus crashes in parking lots and garages every year. “It’s just as dangerous to be distracted in a parking lot going 5 mph as it is going 50 mph,” National Safety Council president Deborah Hersman said.” There are a number of factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents including:
- Driver distraction
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” Depending on the facts of any case a property owner could face liability for a car accident.
All property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. According to California Civil Code 1714, “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” There are a number of ways in which a parking lot could be dangerous:
- It may be poorly lit
- It may lack stop signs
- It may lack pedestrian markings
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. In order to win a civil claim plaintiffs will have to demonstrate negligence. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Costa Mesa Home Depot Parking Lot Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Juan Martinez Hernandez. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Costa Mesa. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.