Sacramento Auto Crash on Marysville Boulevard Causes Fatality and Injuries
A Sacramento auto crash on November 22 cost a vehicle passenger their life while seriously injuring the driver. The collision, according to the Sacramento Police Department, involved a sole vehicle going along Marysville Boulevard near the Los Robles intersection in the Hagenwood area at around 8:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they discovered the vehicle had struck a pole, and two men were inside.
Authorities Determining Cause of Fatal Sacramento Auto Crash
The passenger expired at the accident scene. The driver suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized. The crash closed Marysville Boulevard between Los Robles Boulevard and Roslyn Street. An investigation is underway by officers to collect evidence, determine the cause of the crash, and locate any witnesses.
Reckless Driving Causes Car Accidents
Accidents caused by reckless driving carry among the most serious consequences in terms of injuries and fatalities. By ignoring traffic laws and disregarding those who share the roadway, reckless driving endangers the motorist behind the wheel and others. When a driver runs a red light or stop sign, speeds, races, or cuts in and out of traffic, he or she may be considered reckless. If traffic laws are disregarded and other acts of negligence are committed, a Sacramento auto crash can result in serious injuries or even death.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
Drivers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their passengers and others sharing the roadway. When they fail in that duty, the family of the deceased person who died in a Sacramento auto crash has the right to file a wrongful death claim. Although their grief is not eased by recovering compensation, it can help them avoid the financial distress caused by a sudden death and potential loss of household income. In addition, it can bring justice to them for their loss and help provide a sense of closure.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death lawsuits in California can recover damages such as:
- The cost of funerals and burials can be recovered.
- A deceased person’s wages are recoverable until retirement age, as well as pensions and insurance benefits.
- Loss of guidance, advice, love, protection and moral support may be claimed after the death of a loved one.
- Loss of consortium may be claimed by the surviving spouse.
- The deceased may have provided household services for which the family may recover compensation since they may have to pay for those chores in the future.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim
The deceased party’s spouse and children are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. The estate administrator may also file. However, because only one lawsuit is allowed, the estate administrator and family must decide which will pursue a claim. In cases where the deceased did not have a spouse or child, the parents or siblings can bring a claim.
Attorney Ed Smith explains what a wrongful death claim is in the following video:
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith. I’m a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. Wrongful death claims may be filed when the negligence of a motorist results in the death of a loved one. To speak with one of our experienced, compassionate accident lawyers for free and friendly advice, call (916) 921-6400. Alternatively, you may contact us online or by calling (800) 404-5400.
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