Fatal Truck Crash on SR-4 Near Brentwood
On the early morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, officials in Contra Costa County reported a fatal multi-vehicle crash involving a large truck on SR-4 near the Brentwood area. The incident occurred around 5:20 a.m. on State Route 4 just east of Hoffman Lane and involved two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer, according to CHP traffic officers.
Details on the Fatal Truck Crash on SR-4 and Hoffman Lane Near Brentwood
Preliminary information from the California Highway Patrol revealed that a big rig driver had entered the westbound lane of SR-4 from a private driveway. This was where a Ford Taurus allegedly rear-ended the tractor-trailer causing the Ford to enter the oncoming traffic lane. The Ford was later involved in a collision with a Honda Odyssey in the eastbound lane of State Route 4.
The truck driver did not suffer injuries in the collision, officials said. The Ford driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment. An update regarding their condition and the severity of their injuries was not immediately available. Sadly, the Honda driver succumbed to their injuries at the crash site. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Luis Alvarado Zavala, 44, of Antioch.
How a Wrongful Death Claim Can Help a Family
The sudden death of a loved one may profoundly affect surviving family members and their emotional state. Such an unexpected tragedy may have a debilitating effect on survivors, particularly when it is discovered that the fatal incident was the result of someone else’s negligent actions. The family of the deceased may take action against the other side through a wrongful death action. This type of case alleges that a party or entity did not exercise due care to keep the decedent from harm’s way.
Accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company often means releasing the negligent party from being held liable for further economic and non-economic damages associated with the incident. Therefore, understanding the potential value of a wrongful death claim is key to determining the best course of action moving forward in these cases. Recoverable losses may include bills for the decedent’s end-of-life care, lost income, funeral and burial expenses, loss of care, companionship, emotional support, and guidance, and other losses.
An experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorney from our law firm can examine your losses and collect evidence of their potential value. We will build a strong case for maximum compensation on your behalf. This may involve a series of settlement negotiations with the insurance company representing the at-fault party. If we cannot reach a mutual settlement agreement in your family’s favor, our accident lawyers will take the case to trial for a judge or jury to determine an appropriate award for you and your loved ones. Watch the video below for more details about how our law firm can help.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Brentwood
I’m Ed Smith, a Brentwood personal injury lawyer. If you are dealing with accident-related injuries or the loss of a close relative in a big rig crash, our legal team is here to help you and your family through this challenging time. We understand how painful injuries from a commercial truck collision or the loss of a loved one can be, particularly if it was the result of someone else’s negligence. Our law firm helps families in Contra Costa County and across California obtain justice and maximum compensation in situations like yours. Call us now for compassionate, free, and friendly advice on your potential case at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400.
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