Fatality Occurs in Yuba City Two-Vehicle Accident

Yuba City Two-Vehicle Accident Causes Fatality on George Washington Boulevard

A Yuba City two-vehicle accident resulted in one fatality at an intersection on January 27. The crash happened shortly after 4:00 p.m. on South George Washington Boulevard at Lincoln Road. Although the sedans involved in the crash did not block the roadway, debris from the collision did, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers who responded. Officers with the Yuba County Police Department were also at the scene.

Woman Extricated by Firemen in Yuba City Two-Vehicle Accident

One female was reported as trapped inside her vehicle, and emergency responders were called to extricate her. One fatality was reported as a result of the collision. An investigation is underway by CHP traffic crash detectives to determine the fault in the crash. 

Wrongful Deaths and Recovering Compensation

If a driver or another entity caused your family member’s demise through negligence in a Yuba City two-vehicle accident, then you have a wrongful death case. Families (spouse/putative spouse and children) may recover compensation for wrongful death if it can be proven the other driver was negligent. The following types of damages are recoverable:

  • Funeral and burial costs are recovered from end-of-life expenses.
  • The surviving spouse can also recover compensation for benefits received in the loved one’s job until the deceased’s retirement age.
  • Loss of affection and consortium can be claimed by the surviving spouse.
  • A child who lost parental guidance or nurturing may recover damages if the deceased parent/stepparent supported them by at least 50 percent.
  • The decedent’s loss of assistance in the home, such as caring for the children, cooking, mowing the lawn, and maintaining the family vehicle, is recoverable. 
  • There are some claims where compensation can be recovered for loss of inheritance.

Is it Necessary to Hire an Injury Lawyer After an Accident?

When you lose a family member in an accident in Yuba City, hire an experienced wrongful death attorney who can guide you through the legal system. A lawyer can determine which driver was responsible when two vehicles are involved. The personal injury lawyer can assist you in the process and has experience in similar cases to yours. 

An accident attorney knows what compensation you should expect from your wrongful death claim because they have handled many similar accidents. It isn’t necessary to pay the lawyer’s fee upfront. Legal representation for injured people is provided by contingency fee-based attorneys who do not receive payment unless they win.

Your Claim’s Supporting Evidence

In the aftermath of your loved one’s Yuba City two-vehicle accident, a personal injury lawyer can use their investigator to help build a strong case for you. Accident reconstructionists and witness statements can be used to determine liability. A police report is also reviewed for errors, and surveillance cameras in the area are examined.

Here are some things you should know about wrongful death claims, as explained in the video below by accident lawyer Ed Smith:

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Yuba City

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death attorney in Yuba City. For more information on filing a compensation claim when your loved one dies as a result of another’s negligence, please contact us. Our friendly and free advice and a case review are available by calling our accident attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. We also have an online contact form that you can use to connect with us.

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Photo attribution: Image by Vladyslav Topyekha from Pixabay

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