Lodi Single Vehicle Accident Fatality
A Lodi single vehicle accident fatality occurred on January 2 along Highway 99 just south of the exit for Kettleman Lane. A driver of a 2000 Honda Accord was traveling northbound along the highway when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle. A preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggested the Honda driver allegedly made an unsafe turning movement to the right, veered off the roadway and struck a fence and tree limb. The Honda later came to a rest after overturning into a vineyard. One passenger of the Honda was reportedly ejected from the car and suffered moderate injuries. Sadly, the driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the victim as 20-year-old Giovany Camacho of Turlock.
I would like to take this moment to offer my thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Camacho.
Loved One Forever Remembered
Giovany Camacho was a beloved member of his family. He was considered a kind and caring soul by those who knew and loved him. A GoFundMe page has been established by his family to help bring him to his final resting place.
Single Vehicle Accidents
While a number of single vehicle collisions are attributed to driver error, often there are other factors involved. These may include livestock accidents, defective vehicle parts or equipment, roadway defects, and more. When a single vehicle crash causes serious injuries or claims the life of a loved one, it is essential to contact an experienced injury lawyer to thoroughly investigate the matter to find out what exactly caused the collision.
Crushed Roof Accidents
Rollover accidents can be complex and violent. This is due to the momentum of overturning which can cause significant injuries to occupants inside a vehicle. If a crushed roof occurs during a rollover, the odds of catastrophic injuries or occupant ejection from the car are greater. These injuries may include broken bones, spinal cord trauma, paraplegia, traumatic brain injury, and death in some extreme cases. Since manufacturers are responsible for following federal guidelines regarding roof crush resistance, an auto product liability claim may be filed by an injured party or family of a decedent against the entity if a roof fails to meet that criteria.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
When a loved one is lost in an accident, the family of the decedent may pursue a claim for wrongful death against those responsible for the loss. A wrongful death claim may include financial compensation for the following:
- Any accident-related medical expenses incurred before the decedent passed away
- Benefits lost due to a loved one’s death such as healthcare and pension
- Costs of a funeral and burial
- Financial contributions the deceased made for the family, including future lost wages
- Household services provided to the family by the person who has died
- Loss of consortium, if a domestic partner or spouse is pursuing a claim
- Loss of affection, comfort, moral support, and companionship
- Any punitive damages if the accident occurred as a result of criminal negligence
How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
Many wrongful death cases are argued over the losses suffered by the decedent and their family. The use of financial expert testimonies is often necessary to investigate and properly determine the amount of compensation rightfully owed. An experienced Lodi wrongful death lawyer has the resources to build a strong case for compensation of damages incurred.
Lodi Wrongful Death Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi wrongful death attorney. The unexpected death of a loved one can be devastating in both emotional and financial terms. When the loss is caused by wrongful death, the sorrow can be compounded by frustration and anger. If you have lost someone you love in an accident caused by the fault of someone else, you may call me anytime at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly advice.
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