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Fatal Car Crash on Highway 4 Near Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch

Fatal Crash on State Route 4 in Antioch Area

A fatal crash on State Route 4 in the Antioch area was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on the afternoon of Friday, September 10, 2021. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. and involved two vehicles.

Details on the Fatal State Route 4 Crash in the Antioch Area

At least two lanes of traffic were blocked because of the four-vehicle collision, according to CHP traffic officers. The incident involved a grey Toyota Corolla, a white Infiniti G37, a black Chevrolet Tahoe, and a semi-truck. The Infiniti driver allegedly merged between the big rig and the Chevrolet, propelling the Chevy into the center guardrail and back into the lanes of SR-4. The Infiniti was later struck by the big rig and the Toyota.

The Antioch Police Department (Antioch PD) requested two American Medical Response units to the scene of the motor vehicle collision at westbound State Route 4 and Hillcrest Avenue. It was initially reported by officials that at least one patient was found with serious injuries and another without a pulse.

Response unit BC8 from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) later declared one patient deceased at the collision site. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office has recently released the identity of the decedent and Chevrolet driver, 56-year-old Eqbal Khan of Discovery Bay.

Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim with an Experienced Attorney

The loss of a family member is devastating and tragic for anyone to experience. However, there is nothing worse than the unexpected loss of a loved one because of another party or entity’s reckless or negligent actions. When this happens, surviving family members may have the right to seek financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages may consider financial losses in which generally include costs of end-of-life care, funeral and burial services, lost future earnings, loss of benefits, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, include intangible losses such as mental anguish, loss of companionship, care, support, and guidance.

A skilled wrongful death lawyer may help a grieving family recover such damages for their loss and handle their case while they focus on recovering. A two-year statute of limitations applies to such cases. Therefore, time is of the essence when it comes to retaining legal counsel. The sooner an attorney is hired, the sooner the lawyer is able to secure the evidence necessary in proving the case and ensuring all elements are met in the claim. For details on how to find the best lawyer to handle your wrongful death claim, watch this video.

Importance of Hiring a Lawyer to Handle a Fatal Car Accident Case

Having an attorney for a wrongful death claim may make a difference in the outcome of the fatal crash case. The reasons are that lawyers have the experience required to navigate the claims process with difficult insurance companies, know how to overcome the various defense tactics insurers and defense counsel use, and understand how to value your claim properly.

Do not go through the process alone and allow a skilled attorney to handle all aspects of your case. To learn how our legal team can help your family, contact us today for a free consultation.

Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney in Antioch

I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch wrongful death attorney. The unexpected death of a family member because of someone else’s negligence is extremely tragic and painful. Not only will survivors have to struggle emotionally, but they may also encounter financial hardship. To help ensure you obtain justice and fair compensation, it is crucial to hire an experienced accident attorney who will have your best interests at heart, unlike the insurance company. To receive free, friendly case advice from a member of our team, reach out to us today at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400. Our lawyers are available anytime to meet with you and your family to determine your best option for moving forward with a claim.

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