Fatal Car Accident on Rose Street in Stockton
Officials in Stockton reported a fatal car accident on Rose Street on the night of Friday, November 19, 2021. The wreck occurred at North Madison Street and West Rose Street, according to the Stockton Police Department (Stockton PD).
Information by Stockton PD on the Fatal Car Accident on Rose Street
Authorities responded to a call of a motor vehicle collision in the area. One of the drivers was taken to a local hospital for immediate treatment. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries during hospitalization. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has withheld her name due to pending family notification. Additional information on the car accident in Stockton was not immediately released.
What You Should Know About Wrongful Death Cases
There is no greater loss than for a loved one to suffer fatal injuries in an accident caused by another party or entity’s negligence. Emotions such as confusion, frustration, and anger may arise in such situations. At-fault parties should be held liable for the harm their actions have caused. Fortunately, California law provides a way for surviving family members to do so through a wrongful death claim. In fatal car accident cases, a claim is generally filed against the other party and their insurance company. When the at-fault party has little to no liability coverage, a family may have other options for financial recovery, such as bringing a claim under their loved one’s or their own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM).
The purpose of a wrongful death action is to compensate survivors for the financial and intangible aspects of the loss and to ensure that at-fault parties face some level of accountability for their actions. Such cases seek economic and non-economic damages such as expenses for medical treatment in connection to final injuries the decedent suffered, funeral service costs, loss of future earnings, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and more. While we would expect the insurer to do what is right and fairly compensate surviving family members, that does not always happen in all cases. It often requires working with a team of professionals to determine the full extent of compensatory damages.
Families may be initially reluctant to speak with a Stockton wrongful death lawyer following the loss of a loved one in an auto accident. Those faced with such situations should know that the insurance company representing the at-fault party or even their own insurer will not have their best interests at heart, unlike an accident attorney. Surviving family members should understand their rights and options so they can make well-informed decisions to protect their futures. Fortunately, a lawyer can help with that. An attorney with years of experience handling wrongful death cases may offer a perspective of what to expect from the claim and protect survivors from difficult insurance carriers from taking advantage of them. For information on how to find the best lawyer, watch this video.
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The wrongful death attorneys at AutoAccident.com understand the grief and deep loss felt over the death of a close relative. We have been fighting for the rights and protecting the interests of surviving family members since 1982. Let our legal team handle all aspects of your case so you and your family can focus on the healing process. We will do everything in our power to negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company. If all attempts at a fair settlement fail, we will not hesitate to take the case to court to ensure your family receives the award you all deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury attorney. The sudden loss of a family member is devastating for anyone to experience. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, it is of utmost importance that you have the time to grieve and recover with your family instead of dealing with legal paperwork and difficult insurance companies. To protect this time, our team of accident attorneys is available anytime to handle your case when you turn to us for assistance. Let us help you obtain the justice and fair compensation your family deserves during this challenging time of your life. Call us today to get started and receive free, friendly case advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. Remember that you will not have to pay any upfront fees under a contingency fee agreement, and attorney’s fees will only be due if we obtain fair compensation on your behalf.
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