Fatal Hit-and-Run on 6th Street in Antioch
The Antioch Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run accident on 6th Street on December 22, 2023. The incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of G Street and West 6th Street in downtown Antioch, officials reported.
Details on the Fatal Hit-and-Run on 6th Street in Antioch
A preliminary release indicated that Antioch PD responded to a report of a car accident with injuries. Antioch PD officers at the scene located two cars involved in the crash. The motorist of one vehicle allegedly fled the crash site on foot following the traffic collision.
Two juvenile passengers in the other vehicle, a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old, were both taken to the hospital. Sadly, both were declared deceased during hospitalization. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of one of the decedents to assist with funeral service arrangements.
An investigation into the hit-and-run collision is ongoing by Antioch PD.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
The unforeseen and sudden passing of a close relative is always emotionally challenging for the family left behind. However, when the loss of life was entirely preventable had the other party exercised due care, surviving family members may experience anger and frustration in addition to grief. A sudden loss may leave survivors dealing with emotional anguish on top of financial hardships. Unlike injuries from an accident that can potentially heal with appropriate medical care over time, the loss of life is irreversible and has lasting consequences for the decedent’s family.
California law recognizes the devastating reality of losing a loved one and has established specific processes for surviving family members to hold the at-fault party accountable and obtain financial compensation. This serves to alleviate the emotional and financial impact of losing a close relative. Common damages recoverable in these matters include funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, mental anguish, loss of financial support, and medical bills (via survival action), just to name a few. Furthermore, wrongful death cases are generally subject to a two-year deadline from the date of loss.
At AutoAccident.com, our legal team assists grieving families in seeking justice and financial relief for the loss of their loved ones in Contra Costa County and throughout California. We can help your family in many ways, including determining if you have grounds to bring a claim, gathering and preserving the evidence necessary to support your case and maximize the financial recovery you receive, and dealing with difficult insurers and defense counsel so you can focus on grieving and recovering. Learn more about our law office in a free consultation or the video below.
How Our Law Office Assists Surviving Family Members
The wrongful death claims process is often long and challenging. This is due to the many processes and regulations involved. Some of the many things that our California wrongful death lawyers can assist your family with throughout the legal process include:
- Evidence: Our legal team will work diligently to ensure that we collect evidence supporting your wrongful death claim, including video surveillance footage, document requests, investigators, depositions, and more.
- Settlement Negotiation: Our attorneys will work with difficult insurers and defense counsel to ensure that a favorable settlement agreement is reached. We will make use of evidence and compelling arguments to obtain the best offer possible.
- Take the Wrongful Death Case to Court: If we are unable to reach a mutual agreement, we will take the case to court if necessary. We will build the strongest case possible to obtain a favorable case resolution at trial on your behalf.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Antioch
Our law office handles personal injury and wrongful death matters arising out of circumstances involving motor vehicle collisions, product liability, premises liability, and other unfortunate circumstances. We are committed to helping families we represent in fatal accident cases, holding negligent parties accountable for their losses, and obtaining the justice our clients deserve. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience representing families in these matters. For more information and to receive free, friendly case advice from our skilled Antioch wrongful death lawyers, dial (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400.
Photo Source: Pexels.com | BrettSayles
:ds llo [cs 712]