Articles Tagged with Sacramento wrongful death lawyer

Faulty Car Jack Stand

On March 11th, 2011, a student of the University of Connecticut died after his car fell on him, crushing him to his death. According to his family, the young man was changing the oil in the car and was using a jack stand from Sears to support the vehicle. He had bought the brand-new jack stand just a couple of months prior.

Single Vehicle Accident Fatality in South Sacramento

An accident fatality occurred on May 10 when a vehicle, traveling along a rural road in South Sacramento north of Galt, was involved in an accident. The accident happened just before 8:00 p.m. at Pellandini Road and Robson Road. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that an Acura had possibly hit a tree and was sideways blocking the road. First responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the accident scene and began performing CPR. However, the driver of the vehicle died at the scene of the crash. No other persons were in the vehicle at the time. The name of the driver who died has not yet been released pending notification of the family by the coroner’s office. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Overview

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by family members when they lose a loved one to negligence. When a parent, spouse or other close loved one is lost, it can leave the family in a precarious financial situation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional accidental death was the third highest cause of fatalities in the United States in 2015 and 2016. Only deaths from heart disease and cancer ranked higher. In this article, we will be exploring who can file a wrongful death lawsuit, types of traffic accidents that result in this type of claim and what compensation can be recovered.

Body of Tow Truck Driver Found in River

The body of tow truck driver, Shalvinesh Sharma, was found in the Sacramento River on April 11 shortly after 9:00 a.m. It was more than two weeks after an accident that claimed his life. The 40-year-old tow truck driver’s body was seen floating in the Garcia Bend area of the river on Thursday morning. Sharma’s body was identified by the sheriff’s office in Yolo County, and a full autopsy is pending. The body of his wife, Roselyn Sharma, who was a passenger in the tow truck, was found in the cab on Sunday. The discoveries bring some closure to the family and friends of the Fijian-Indian couple, who were inseparable in life. 

Motorized Bicycle Kills Pedestrian on H Street

A motorized bicycle accident on March 26 claimed the life of a pedestrian. The accident happened along H Street close to San Miguel Way about 4:45 in the afternoon. The Sacramento Police Department reported that the pedestrian, age 72, was hit by the bike. The motorized bike was operated by an unidentified male, age 54. Police are urging any witnesses to the crash to notify them at 916-808-5471. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the man who died for their terrible loss.

Sacramento Fatal Bridge Accident

A Sacramento bridge accident occurred on March 25th. The driver is presumed dead after his tow truck went off the bridge. The tow truck plunged into the waters of the Sacramento River from a height of over three stories. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred between the tow truck and a semi around 8:30 p.m. It happened along Highway 50 on the Pioneer Bridge. I wish to extend my prayers and sympathy to the friends and family of the deceased in their time of sorrow and loss.

Patient Suffers Wrongful Death from Sepsis

There are many different types of infections that someone might develop; however, one of the most severe is called sepsis. For those who might not know, this term is used to describe the body’s systemic inflammatory response to a serious bacterial, viral, fungal, or other infection. If sepsis is not recognized quickly, people can die within hours due to cardiac, respiratory, or neurological failure. Some of the statistics that have been published on sepsis by the World Health Organization include:

Sacramento Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Apartment

A Sacramento carbon monoxide poisoning may have caused the death of an apartment building tenant recently. The body of the man was discovered by a worker with PG&E. Sacramento police smashed a window to enter the apartment where the man’s body was discovered. The level of carbon monoxide in the apartment was found to be high. The incident is being investigated by authorities to determine what happened. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the decedent.

Complicated Grief: When Grief Becomes a Mental Illness

Death is inevitable. Most of us will suffer profound grief over the loss of a loved one sooner or later. Whether it is a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a child or a pet, losing someone you love is one of the most distressing experiences to go through. Many mourners may even contemplate their reason for living. Grief and bereavement are normal reactions as we search for ways to make sense of the loss. However, when do these emotions become less intense over time and when do they get to a point where medications or psychological treatment are required? Those who continue to feel prolonged traumatic emotions may be suffering from a condition called complicated grief.

Fatal Pedestrian Crash

A fatal pedestrian crash occurred in Sacramento on January 18 sometime before dawn when a woman’s body was discovered lying in the road at Folsom Boulevard near 46th Street. The accident is being investigated as a hit-and-run by local police. According to one of the officers, they received a call about a woman at around 6:00 in the morning, who was lying on the street. First responders arrived at the scene, along with police, and discovered that the woman, believed to be in her 30s, was deceased. According to the Sacramento Police Department, it is thought the vehicle that hit the woman was heading eastbound on Folsom Boulevard at the time of the accident. Folsom Boulevard was shut down to traffic from 44th to 48th Street, and an investigation into the accident was completed sometime before 10:00 in the morning. I want to extend my prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased young woman in this time of tragedy and sorrow.