Fatal Car Accident Reported in Stockton Area
Local law enforcement in the Stockton area reported a fatal car accident on the morning of Saturday, May 22, 2021. The incident occurred shortly after 11:00 a.m. at Ivy Avenue and El Dorado Street.
Details on the Stockton Fatal Car Accident
A 24-year-old woman was driving her vehicle southbound on El Dorado Street when she was reportedly involved in a traffic collision with another car driven by a 39-year-old woman. The 24-year-old woman was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Three children that were riding in the vehicle driven by the 39-year-old woman all sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Sadly, that driver succumbed to her injuries during hospitalization. The identities of those involved in the traffic collision were not immediately released. The cause of the car accident is under investigation by the Stockton Police Department (Stockton PD).
Losing a Close Relative in a Wrongful Death Car Accident
A catastrophic car accident may have tragic and lasting consequences for all parties involved. In some extreme cases, they may even result in fatal injuries. When this happens, the family left behind may be met with overwhelming shock and grief about what the future may hold for them. What is most unfortunate is that they must deal with legal and financial matters instead of taking the time they need to take care of one another and grieve.
The loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle crash is both financially burdensome and emotionally traumatic. Fortunately, surviving family members may have the right to hold the negligent party liable through a wrongful death claim. This is a type of civil case in which survivors may seek compensation for losses incurred from the at-fault party and their insurance company.
While no amount of money can undo the pain nor bring a lost loved one back, a wrongful death car accident case can help a family obtain the justice and compensation they need. However, such cases are best left to experienced attorneys to handle. For information on how to find the best Stockton wrongful death lawyer, watch the video below.
What is the Filing Deadline for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?
A wrongful death claim must adhere to a strict filing deadline known as the statute of limitations. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, a claimant has two years to file in civil court. This means that surviving family members only have two years from the date of the fatal incident to collect evidence, retain a lawyer, and begin the claims process.
If survivors delay taking legal action past the two-year deadline, the court may dismiss their case, and they may lose the right to recovery of damages incurred.
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Losing a family member may cause immense emotional distress and mental anguish. As you are grieving and dealing with funeral arrangements, you may also experience financial hardship. Paying for end-of-life medical care and funeral services may be challenging, particularly if your loved one was the primary provider of the household.
At our law firm, we understand that you are facing many difficulties. The last thing you should be dealing with is insurance companies looking to take advantage of you and your family by paying as little as possible on your claim. That is why our legal team advocates on behalf of surviving family members. We work diligently to ensure each family we represent obtains the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. To learn how we can help, reach out to us today to set up a free case evaluation.
Car Accident Lawyer in Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. The death of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident is a tragic, life-changing experience for survivors. If you lost a loved one in a car accident in Stockton, our law firm may be able to help you and your family through this difficult time. To ask any questions you may have and to learn more about your legal rights, please contact us to schedule a free consultation at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers are available anytime to provide free, friendly advice on your potential options for recovery moving forward.
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