Eleanor Schuermann, 52, Killed in San Jose Accident on 2nd Street
SAN JOSE (June 1, 2018) – A pedestrian severely injured after a traffic accident along South Second Street two months ago has died, according to Mercury News.
The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Eleanor Schuermann, of Santa Clara.
As per the article, San Jose police said Schuermann was walking across 2nd Street when she was struck by a Dodge Caravan. The collision took place on March 23 at around 9:40 p.m., south of Margaret Street.
Pedestrian Hi by Car in San Jose, March 23
The woman was taken to a local hospital before she was immediately transferred to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries on May 27.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver of the minivan stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family and friends of Ms. Eleanor Schuermann during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
In this case, authorities are investigating several factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed and distracted driving to determine the liability in the deadly collision. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorist has been negligent, the surviving family of Ms. Eleanor Schuermann may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.
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