Victim Intentionally Run Down by Car; James Brummett Arrested
DATE OF INCIDENT: Tuesday, July 10th
July 12, 2018- According to KCRA News, Joe Sauceda Jr. was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked around Oak Park in the late evening.
Authorities located Sauceda Jr. wedged underneath a vehicle with the driver nowhere to be found.
Sauceda Jr. sadly did not survive the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, police found and took the motorist into custody on Friday evening at a trailer park in Lathrop. The suspect, 49-year-old James Brummett, was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on homicide charges.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Joe Sauceda Jr. as they search for peace and comfort.
Stockton Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is apparent that the hit-and-run suspect, James Brummett, will be held liable for the death of the pedestrian man. Regardless of any reasonings, leaving the area following a collision is a serious crime and is punishable by law.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing is clearly a factor, the surviving family Mr. Joe Sauceda Jr. will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for damages including hospital bills, funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of a hit-and-run, we encourage you to speak with our experienced Stockton wrongful death lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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