Erlinda Lip Ortin was fatally struck by a car on the 10900 block of Clairmont Mesa Boulevard at around 7:40 AM on Monday. According to reports she passed at the scene of the accident due to her injuries. According to attorney Farid Yaghoubtil, these types of cases outline the importance of driving carefully. Unmarked crosswalks are still considered legal crosswalks for the purpose of pedestrian use. In such cases the family would be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle. California law permits the family of the deceased to file a wrongful death cause of action for their injuries. They are essentially placed in the shoes of their family member to recover for their injuries. Downtown L.A. Law Group handles wrongful death cases in the Clairmont Mesa area. We have an aggressive team of investigators, litigators and professionals to help you. Our office works to maximize the value of any wrongful death case. In such cases insurance companies will often attempt to reach out to the family and offer a quick settlement. However, it is rarely sufficient to compensate the victim for their injuries. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident contact our offices for a free case evaluation.