Fatal Crash on Winton Avenue in Hayward
The Hayward Police Department recently reported a fatal crash on Thunderbird Place and West Winton Avenue. The incident took place around 3:00 a.m. and involved two vehicles, one of which was parked at the time of the incident, Hayward PD said.
Details on the Fatal Crash Involving Parked Car on Winton Avenue in Hayward
A preliminary traffic incident report by Hayward PD revealed that a man was sitting inside a parked vehicle in the area. For unknown reasons, another vehicle collided with the parked car. Both vehicles were said to have sustained major damage from the collision. Officials at the scene located the occupant inside the parked vehicle. Sadly, that party was declared deceased at the crash site.
Authorities indicated that the occupants in the other involved car allegedly left the scene before investigators arrived. However, they have since contacted law enforcement and are cooperating with officials. Those with information on the fatal car wreck are encouraged to call (510) 293-7169 and speak with Hayward PD Sgt. Tasha DeCosta.
What Survivors Should Know About Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a loss of life resulting from the negligence of another party or entity. A wrongful death claim may include a motor vehicle crash caused by a driver’s breach of the duty of care they owed the deceased. Per CCP 377.60, specific survivors have priority to seek financial recovery for damages caused by wrongful death. This includes the spouse, domestic partner, or children. If such relationships with the decedent did not exist, other relatives who depended on the deceased for financial support may be eligible for filing.
For a fatal car accident case, the insurance company representing the negligent driver is generally responsible for covering losses incurred. If the incident resulted from a hit-and-run or a driver without liability coverage, survivors may turn to their loved one’s uninsured motorist coverage for protection. In either of these situations, surviving family members may seek reimbursement for economic and non-economic damages. This includes final resting costs, mental anguish, lost future financial support, loss of care, companionship, and support, and more.
Unfortunately, insurers often resort to defense tactics against wrongful death claims to pay as little as possible and protect company profit margins. This may make it challenging for survivors to reach a successful resolution without legal counsel. That is why it is recommended to work with an experienced and skilled wrongful death lawyer early in the process. Unlike the other side, your attorney will guide your family through the process and obtain justice and maximum compensation on your behalf. Learn how our accident lawyers can help by discussing your case in a free consultation with a team member or watching this video.
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Personal Injury Lawyer in Hayward
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