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Folsom Fatality Reported After Crash Near School

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September 19, 2019
Edward Smith

Folsom Fatality Reported After Collision Near School

A Folsom fatality occurred on September 16 following a traffic collision along East Natoma Street. According to a representative of the Folsom Police Department, the accident happened along East Natoma westbound at around midday close to Empire Oaks Elementary School and Hazel McFarland Park. The street was shut down near Harvest Loop as police investigated the crash. The identity of the individual who was killed has not yet been released by the coroner’s office.

Wrongful Death

When a family is robbed of a loved one due to negligence or a willful act, they are thrown into a situation defined by grief and financial problems. A civil claim can be filed against the at-fault party in a Folsom fatality. This is called a wrongful death lawsuit. Some are filed in the wake of a criminal trial, including charges for drunk driving, among others. In these cases, the criminal case with its stronger level of proof can be used in the civil case. In other situations, where no criminal act was involved, evidence that proves negligence is at the center of the civil claim. Either way, the family can recover compensation for end-of-life expenses as well as the loss of support the deceased would have provided. If the decedent lived for a while before passing, a survival action can be filed. In this case, the family or their representative stands in the place of the deceased and claims damages for their pain and suffering as well as medical costs prior to their demise. 

Watch the following video presented by attorney Ed Smith on what can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit:

Facing Grief as a Family

Losing a loved one abruptly, as happens in a car accident resulting in a Folsom fatality, can leave a family facing overwhelming grief. At our firm, we empathize with the toll this can take. Many members are so distraught that they fail to care for themselves, forgetting to eat and get enough sleep. This is a rallying point for the family to help each other as they cope with their loss. Talking about the person and the accident can help bring closure. However, each person grieves differently, and it is important to recognize that. Pulling together in this difficult time helps family members deal with their grief. 

What an Attorney Can Do for You

When a wrongful death occurs, the family may need the assistance of an injury lawyer to pursue justice for their loved one. It is important to contact us as soon as possible since insurers and the at-fault party are taking steps to shrug off any responsibility they have. Our investigative team examines the scene to find evidence of negligence and discover why the accident happened. We also speak to witnesses, examine police reports for accuracy, and capture video footage from traffic cams and nearby companies. Once this data is gathered, we release it to our lawyers who use it to build a strong case against the defendant. 

Folsom Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom wrongful death lawyer. The tragic death of a loved one leaves family members devastated. When negligence was the cause of the loss of your loved one, the family may be able to claim compensation. I have free and friendly advice to offer you when you call me at (916) 921-6400 inside the county. The long-distance number is (800) 404-5400 for those in the rest of Northern California. An online contact form is also available.

I’ve successfully dealt with many cases involving traumatic injuries, truck crashes, and all types of car accidents across the 37 years of my law practice. When a grieving family is seeking compensation, I am by their side every step of the way.

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