Covina, CA (June 07, 2022) – One person died during a two-vehicle road accident on the 10 Freeway on Monday, June 6th in Los Angeles County.
At about 2:55 a.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a vehicle collision in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Via Verde in the city of Covina.
Upon their arrival, LACoFD observed that a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle had collided. One of the occupants of the passenger vehicle was trapped and died at the scene. LACoFD sent out a request for additional units to help extricate the deceased individual.
As the driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed, no one was taken to the hospital following the crash, which remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Determining a Wrongful Death in California
Wrongful deaths are most often the result of negligence. In most cases, the decedent was fatally injured during an accident, like a car or workplace accident. While not every accident-related death is deemed wrongful, many of them are.
When someone fails to take reasonable care to avert an accident, it can cause serious injury to others. The legal term for this failure is negligence. When one person’s negligence causes the death of another, that death is regarded as wrongful.
Under California law, certain surviving relatives are eligible to file a suit against the negligent individual, business, or other entity found to be liable for the death of a family member. To find out if you have a legitimate wrongful death claim, we urge you to reach out to a practiced California wrongful death attorney.
A wrongful death suit is a civil action wherein specific surviving relatives of the decedent are permitted to file a claim against the party whose negligent actions caused the accident that led to the victim’s death.
Wrongful death claims are different from criminal proceedings. When fault is determined in wrongful death, financial compensation is awarded. If the case is successful, the person responsible will be mandated to pay a pre-determined amount of money to the family members who filed the claim. The court will award monetary recovery for their losses which typically includes things like:
- Hospital and other medical costs
- Funeral and burial costs or cremation costs
- Emotional trauma
- Lost income and lost future income
A personal injury lawyer in California will be able to help you figure out how your accident happened and whether or not you qualify for financial compensation. They will also help you collect financial compensation, even if you were partially at fault for the crash. Compensation can cover the majority of the costs you face in the aftermath of your accident.
Contact our law firm at 1-888-700-0093 any time to schedule a free case review with our lawyers to discuss your case.
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