A pedestrian on a wheelchair was killed Sunday, September 18, 2016 as he was crossing Holt Ave in his wheelchair in Pomona at approximately 11:00 pm.   The man was found on the 900 block of West Holt avenue where he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.  The name of the victim, identified only as a male, is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.  Authorities have been searching for a four-door Saab with California License Plate 7SQJ485.  Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victim.

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At an anonymous tip, police arrested the alleged driver, Alejandro Ambriz, 44 of Ontario.  According to reports, Ambriz did not have a driver’s license and obtained the SAAB from the used car dealership that employed him.  After the collision, Ambriz called a friend to help repair the car at a body shop in Ontario.  Ambriz has been charged for felony manslaughter and hit and run.

If Ambriz had taken the vehicle from his place of employment, his employers may also be responsible for the collision.  California law allows for vicarious liability against employers and permissive users of their vehicles.  The attorney’s at Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP have the experience and resources to investigate every theory of liability to and bring claims for recovery against every responsible party.

Any incident resulting in fatalities is a difficult time for families and friends of victims.  Often times, there is little, if any, information regarding the facts and circumstances of a catastrophic event.  It becomes frustrating for family and friends who need  information.  When tragedy strikes, a compassionate and experienced attorney can help families navigate through times that are emotionally and physically trying.

Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP has successfully navigated the web of evidence with law enforcement, fire departments and hospitals to get answers as quickly as possible.  Our office can handle the insurance companies for you and give you the time needed to grieve.  Furthermore, Kalfayan Merjanian has the resources to find witnesses and obtain recorded interviews while facts are still fresh.  At Kalfayan Merjanian, we know that no amount of money can replace a friend or loved one.  But we also know that funeral costs, loss of earnings and loss of love and support also become a concern after a catastrophic event.  Our aggressive and effective approach to handling catastrophic injuries may get funeral expenses covered right away and immediately bring a civil action against those responsible.

Kalfayan Merjanian has combined legal experience worth decades among its attorneys and support staff and has achieved aggregate recoveries in the billions of dollars across all of its practice areas.

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