Two-Vehicle Fatality Crash Occurs in Sacramento

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February 13, 2024
Edward Smith

Auburn Boulevard Intersection Site of Two-Vehicle Fatality Crash

A two-vehicle fatality crash happened in Sacramento recently at a local intersection. The accident occurred at the Auburn Boulevard intersection with Roseville Road around 3:00 a.m. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department discovered one of the vehicles involved in the accident exited the road, rolled over, and crashed into a power pole. The driver died in the collision. 

Two-Vehicle Fatality Crash Investigation Ongoing

No one suffered injuries in the other vehicle. Detectives investigating the major collision interviewed witnesses and collected evidence for several hours afterward. The Sacrament County Coroner’s Office will release the decedent’s name once the family has received notification.  

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Family members who received half their support from the decedent can join together in filing a wrongful death claim. Generally, this refers to the spouse and children. If the decedent had no spouse or children, other family members, including parents and siblings, may file.

Is There a Time Limit to File a Claim?

Following a two-vehicle fatality crash, the family must file their claim to recover damages within the California statute of limitations, which is two years from the date of the death. If filed after this date, the court will refuse to hear it. An accident lawyer can help ensure all paperwork is completed and filed on time.

What Other Ways Does an Injury Lawyer Help?

If your injury lawyer determines you have a case, he/she will investigate to gather the evidence you need to support your claim. Proof of the two-vehicle fatality crash can come from police reports, eyewitness accounts, traffic, business or home camera footage, etc. A robust case uses the compiled evidence to support the client’s wrongful death claim. The lawyer uses this evidence to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company or take the case to court.

Watch the video below by injury lawyer Ed Smith for an explanation of wrongful death claims:

Wrongful Death Claims and the Recovery of Damages

An accident that results in death may result in compensation for the following if another driver’s negligence caused it:

  • Burial and funeral expenses are recoverable.
  • If the deceased person survived for a time before expiring, the family may place a survival action to recover their medical costs.
  • Recoverable wages include those the deceased would have earned until retirement and compensation for their loss of insurance and pension benefits, tips, bonuses, and other monies they received. 
  • If the deceased person performed household tasks like tax preparation, child care, or lawn mowing, the family may be able to recoup the cost. 
  • A wrongful death claim can include the loss of inheritance.
  • The spouse may claim compensation for losing consortium, love, and the moral support of the decedent.

Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. If your loved one died due to the negligence of a motorist, you may be eligible for a wrongful death claim. To speak with one of our accident attorneys for free, friendly advice about your collision, please call (916) 921-6400 for a virtual or in-person consultation. We will assist you with any questions regarding your case or if you want to recover compensation. Alternatively, you can message us online or call us at (800) 404-5400 if you have any questions.

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Photo attribution: Image by MisersMillions from Pixabay

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