Four Vehicles Involved in Fatal Accident on SR 65
A fatal accident took place in Roseville on April 8 in a collision on southbound State Route 65. The collision happened at the eastbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard on-ramp around 5:36 p.m. The Auburn division of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the collision, which involved a Chevy Silverado pickup, Lexus, Chevy Spark, and one other vehicle.
Southbound SR 65 Shut Down Due to Fatal Accident
All the southbound lanes of SR 65 were blocked by the collision. The Rocklin police were contacted to close westbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard to SR 65, and a SigAlert was issued. No time was estimated as to when the roadway would be clear. Motorists were urged to use alternate routes and to expect delays.
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Identity of Deceased Motorist to Be Released by County Coroner
The county coroner arrived at the scene to declare one person deceased in the crash. The identity of the deceased will not be released until family members are notified. No information was provided about any injuries.
Three Vehicles Towed After Fatal Accident – One as Evidence
The Chevy pickup was towed as evidence. It was also reported that the Lexus and Chevy Spark sustained major damage and were also towed from the scene. The roadway was clear at 8:15 p.m. An accident investigation is underway by the CHP to learn how the collision occurred.
Recovering Compensation After the Death of a Loved One
Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and it can be even more challenging if the fatal accident was caused by the negligence of someone else. In California, surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one through a wrongful death claim.
Under California law, a wrongful death claim may be brought when a person dies as a result of the wrongful act or neglect of another person or entity. This can include deaths caused by car accidents, medical malpractice or other types of negligence.
Proving Wrongful Death
To pursue a wrongful death claim in California, the following requirements must be met:
- The death was caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party.
- The surviving family members are suffering monetary damages as a result of the death.
- The estate representative brings a claim on behalf of the family.
- The claim is filed within two years of the date of the fatal accident.
Wrongful Death Recoverable Damages
If these requirements are met, the surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for a variety of damages, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship, consortium, guidance and love
- Punitive damages in cases where the negligence was particularly egregious
It is important to note that California law places limits on who may recover damages in a wrongful death claim. Generally, only the estate or surviving spouse and children may place a claim. Parents and siblings of the deceased person may recover damages if the decedent had no immediate family.
Contacting a Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, it is important to speak with an experienced California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. They can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process of pursuing compensation for your loss.
Roseville Wrongful Death Lawyer
I am Ed Smith, and I’m a Roseville wrongful death lawyer. It is difficult to cope with the death of a loved one, especially if it doesn’t have to happen. If you would like free, friendly advice about filing a wrongful death claim, please contact our accident attorneys at (916) 921-6400. Our long-distance phone number is (800) 404-5400, or you can contact us online.
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