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Two Madera Men Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Highway 145

Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident on Highway 145

A fatal single-vehicle accident occurred recently on Highway 145 just west of Highway 41, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The traffic collision occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m., when the vehicle reportedly veered onto the right shoulder, causing the driver to lose control.

Details on the Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident on Highway 145 Near Highway 41

CHP traffic officers reported that the driver was unable to regain control of the vehicle, and it overturned several times and ejected both occupants. Sadly, the two Madera men riding in the vehicle were declared deceased at the scene of the incident. Additional information on the fatal car accident was not immediately released due to ongoing investigation.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

There is nothing more painful than losing a loved one suddenly. Whether the loss was the result of a motor vehicle collision or another type of accident, it may leave surviving family members numb with frustration, anger, and devastation. California law allows the family of a decedent to seek compensatory damages from the party who caused the loss of their loved one.

As with any civil case, specific elements must be proven to prevail in a wrongful death claim. This includes proving negligence on the part of the other party. In the case of a single-vehicle accident, liability may lie with the automaker for faulty vehicle equipment or a government entity for the failure to design and maintain safe roads. Strict filing criteria and deadlines generally apply to such cases. Time is also of the essence when it comes to gathering and preserving evidence that is demonstrative of negligence. It is essential to act quickly to protect your right as a surviving family member and seek justice for your family member.

As survivors work on what to do next, it is essential to have someone to protect their best interests. An experienced accident attorney may help a family in their time of need by working on their wrongful death case and seeking fair compensation on their behalf. Unlike the insurance company, a lawyer will have the family’s best interests at heart every step of the way. Keep in mind that the outcome of a case is dependent upon the experience, skills, knowledge, and resources the lawyer brings to the table. For information on how to find the best attorney to handle your case, watch this video.

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The loss of a close relative may be one of the most painful and challenging experiences in your life. Our legal team understands that your family has gone through enough, and we are here to help you understand your rights as a surviving family member. Our Madera wrongful death lawyers will guide you through every step of the process, protect your family from difficult insurance companies, and build a strong case on your behalf. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you and your case. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Personal Injury Attorney in Madera

I’m Ed Smith, a Madera personal injury attorney. The loss of a close relative is never easy, but it can be particularly devastating when it occurs because of another party or entity’s negligence. While no amount of compensation may bring a lost loved one back, a wrongful death claim may help in holding the at-fault party liable for the harm their actions have caused your family. If you have lost a member of your family to a car accident caused by another party or entity, you may have many unanswered questions. The accident attorneys at our law firm are here to provide you assistance, find answers, and obtain the financial compensation your family deserves. Contact us today at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400 to learn more about how we can help your family through this situation and receive free, friendly case advice.

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At our law firm, we understand the financial and emotional stress that the unexpected loss of a close relative may cause. Our lawyers will work diligently to build a strong wrongful death case on your behalf so you can focus on recovering and being with your family. We will use our experience, skills, and resources to obtain the case outcome you all deserve. See how we have helped other families with their cases by visiting our Verdicts and Settlements page.

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