Fatal Car Accident on Pershing Avenue in Stockton
The Stockton Police Department (Stockton PD) reported a recent fatal car accident near Rose Marie Lane and Pershing Avenue. Officials said the incident occurred shortly before 10:00 p.m. and involved two vehicles.
Details on the Fatal Car Accident on Pershing Avenue and Rose Marie Lane
Details on what led up to the traffic collision were not clear. However, authorities reported that several parties from both cars were transported to the hospital for treatment. Sadly, one of the drivers succumbed to their injuries during hospitalization.
Officials said the occupants from the other car suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening. Additional information on the car accident, including the identity of the decedent, was not immediately available.
What Surviving Family Members Should Know About Wrongful Death Cases
When an individual has lost their life in an accident due to the negligent actions of another party or entity, surviving family members may bring a wrongful death action against those responsible to seek financial compensation for their losses. Such cases may stem from a wide array of fatal accidents, including motor vehicle collisions. Surviving spouses, domestic partners, and children have priority under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60 for bringing such cases forward, followed by the stepchildren, parents, and putative spouse of the decedent if such parties are not present.
Like other civil cases, wrongful death claims are generally subject to a two-year statute of limitations to be admissible in court. If the deadline is not met, the court may dismiss the case, and survivors may be barred from seeking financial recovery. Much shorter deadlines for filing these cases may apply if they involve a government entity. Under the California Government Code Section 911.2, families have six months to file a notice of claim. Since the claims process may be challenging to navigate, it is essential to retain legal counsel as soon as possible to allow the lawyer ample time to build a strong case for fair compensation. Watch the video below to learn what to look for in the best attorney to handle your case.
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When a family has lost a member because of a traffic collision, it is essential to reach out to a lawyer to discuss potential options for recovery. A wrongful death claim for a car accident often requires an independent investigation, the experience and knowledge to present the evidence gathered, and a skilled attorney to stand up for the rights of surviving family members and their best interests. Survivors deserve answers on how the incident occurred, a sense of justice knowing that the at-fault party has been held accountable for their actions, and fair compensation from an insurance claim for their loss.
If you have lost someone you love in an accident and are unsure of how to proceed in your situation, reach out to one of our lawyers at our law firm today. We understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one and may provide compassionate, free, and friendly advice to you and your family on how to move forward. During such a difficult time, you and your family can depend on our legal team to provide you the emotional support and guidance you all need. We have decades of collective experience representing families of those whose lives were cut short because of the negligence of others, and we can help your family too.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. The loss of a close relative is one of the most difficult experiences any family may endure in life, and it may be particularly devastating if it was the result of someone else’s negligence. If you have lost a family member in a motor vehicle collision, the attorneys at our law firm may provide compassionate, free, and friendly advice in addition to immediate assistance for your family in all aspects of your case. Learn more on how we can represent your family’s interests against at-fault parties by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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