Fatal Car Crash on I-5 in Stockton Area
On the early morning of Tuesday, October 25, 2022, officials in the Stockton area confirmed a fatal car crash on I-5. The traffic collision was reported around 2:20 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 in the vicinity of the Eight Mile Road offramp, CHP traffic officers said.
Details on the Fatal Car Crash on I-5 in the Stockton Area
A preliminary report by officials revealed that a vehicle was located off southbound I-5. The car was on its side, and at least one fatality was reported. Additional details on the fatal car crash on southbound Interstate 5 in the Stockton area were not immediately available.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A devastating loss may occur anytime for a family, whether a motor vehicle collision or another type of accident. When it is found that the incident occurred because of someone else’s negligence, survivors may hold the other side liable through a wrongful death claim. This type of case may be filed by those with priority, including the spouse, domestic partner, and children. This is by CCP 335.1. Other surviving family members may be eligible for filing if these relationships with the deceased are non-existent.
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to make close relatives whole again. This will be in the form of a financial recovery that includes economic and non-economic damages. Eligible survivors may be compensated for funeral, burial, and cremation costs and loss of the deceased’s future financial support for the household. Additional compensation may be available for the care, companionship, and protection that survivors lost because of the incident that claimed their loved one’s life. Costs of medical treatment for the decedent’s final injuries may be recoverable through a survival action.
Part of what makes the wrongful death claims process so challenging is that there are strict filing criteria and deadlines involved. Also, there may also be difficult insurance companies and defense counsel looking to pay as little as possible on a claim. Surviving family members deserve nothing less for what they have gone through. That is why it is recommended to work with a skilled wrongful death lawyer following the loss of a loved one in an accident. An experienced attorney, such as ours from our law firm, can protect the rights and best interests of the family they are representing. Learn more about how we can help by watching the video below.
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An experienced Stockton wrongful death lawyer from AutoAccident.com can provide your family with the guidance and support you all need after losing a loved one. When your family turns to us for assistance, our focus will be on handling all aspects of your case to allow you the time to focus on grieving and being there for your family. We take on personal injury and wrongful death cases on contingency fee arrangements. This means no costs of legal representation are due unless we obtain a successful outcome on behalf of our client.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. A fatal accident may occur when least expected. If an incident caused by someone else’s negligence has deprived you of a loved one, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. If you would like to discuss your potential case in detail with one of our accident attorneys in-office, please dial (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 to schedule a time that is most convenient for your family. We are available anytime to meet with you and your family to provide free, friendly advice on your case.
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