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Elk Grove Man Laid to Rest

Elk Grove Man Laid to Rest

Elk Grove Man Laid to Rest

Evan James Robertson, 23, of Elk Grove was laid to rest over the weekend after dying at the scene of an auto accident on July 18, 2015. According to the California Highway Patrol, Evan was a passenger in a vehicle with two other people traveling westbound on Highway 50 near Third Street when their vehicle rear ended another car that had broken down in the slow lane of the freeway. Evan, who was riding in the back seat of the car and was not wearing a seat belt, sustained serious head injuries which ended his young life.

We can only imagine the heartache family and friends are experiencing as they try to deal with Evan’s untimely and tragic death.  A memorial service in honor of Evan’s life was held this past Saturday, August 1 at 2 pm at East Lawn Elk Grove –

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death is a legal term meaning a death that has been caused by the fault or negligence of another person.  When someone is killed in a car accident, family and friends are left behind to cope with the loss as best they possibly can. There are so many important decisions to be made right after the tragedy occurs. Most of the time a wrongful death claim needs to be filed right away.

In Sacramento county, a wrongful death claim can be filed only by certain specific family members. There are strict deadlines and requirements which must be met. This is why it is critical in serious accident or death cases  that you contact an Elk Grove Auto Accident Lawyer right away.

Please be advised that if you fail to take steps to remove your vehicle from the roadway or fail to put out safety warnings you may face liability for failure to do so.  You may be held responsible for the wrongful death of another.  The driver of the vehicle in which Evan was riding failed to recognize or observe that there was a car that was stopped or stalled in front of him on the roadway and was likley also negligent.

Avoiding Tragedies Like This

If your car breaks down or stops while traveling along the roadway we cannot stress enough how very important it is to get the car off the roadway as soon as possible.  If you cannot get your car off the roadway the next step to take is to turn on your hazard lights and place flares around the rear of the vehicle to warn other motorists of the danger as soon as possible.  The mere presence of a disabled car in a lane of travel on the freeway is a major hazard.  It is dangerous for those in the disabled car as much as it is for the driver and passengers of oncoming cars that may not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision.

This is exactly what happened in the life of this young man from Elk Grove.

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Auto Accident Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with the most informative and comprehensive accident website,

If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, please call me at 916-694-0002 for free, friendly advice. If you are outside the Elk Grove/Sacramento area, you can call us at (800) 404-5400.

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Ed Smith has been serving residents of Elk Grove and Sacramento for 30 years and is a Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum. An association of National personal injury lawyers who have multiple Million Dollar Verdicts and settlements.

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