Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 9:07 pm    


CBS Sacramento reported on an accident last week near Merced that resulted in the deaths of three people. According to the new story, the accident happened Wednesday morning on the northbound side of Highway 99 just south of Mission Avenue. CHP was still investigating the accident but from what was known a pickup truck heading south crossed the center line and collided with an SUV. Both the driver and the passenger in the pickup truck were residents of Modesto. The driver of the SUV was from Chowchilla. All three individuals died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Sacramento

It is tragic when a person dies in a motor vehicle accident. The details of the above accident are still unknown because no one survived to explain what occurred just prior to the accident. Law enforcement officers must try to piece together what caused the wreck from evidence at the accident scene, eyewitness testimony, and any traffic camera footage that may be available. Sadly, knowing the reason for the accident won’t take away the pain that the families of these individuals are experiencing from the loss of their loved ones.

When there is a fatality in a car accident, the family of the deceased may have a wrongful death claim against the other driver or another party. The attorney for the family must prove that the other party caused the accident before the family can receive compensation for their loss. A wrongful death lawsuit is a complex matter that requires the help of an experienced Sacramento wrongful death attorney.

Why Should I File a California Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A lawsuit will not bring your family member back, and money can never erase your pain. However, seeking justice for your loved one and your family can provide some measure of closure after losing a loved one in a car accident. Furthermore, a monetary settlement can also help pay living expenses and provide for your family, especially if your loved one was the main source of income for the family.

Lastly, a wrongful death lawsuit sheds light on why the accident occurred. If the other driver is guilty of drunk, distracted, reckless, drugged, or drowsy driving, it is helpful to bring this behavior to light so that other drivers see the consequences of such negligent behavior.

Call a Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney

You have the legal right to seek justice for your loved one under California’s wrongful death statutes. If you have lost a loved one, we extend our sincere sympathies. We are here to help you seek justice for your family and your loved one by pursuing a wrongful death claim against the person or parties who are responsible for your loved one’s death.

You can reach the Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website.

Source: “3 People Dead In Crash On Highway 99 South Of Merced” CBS Sacramento, March 8, 2017

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