Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 1:04 am    

CBS Sacramento reported a fatal car accident in Elk Grove involving three vehicles on November 2, 2016. According to the news story, the accident occurred in the 9900 block of Grant Line Road. Elk Grove police confirmed that one person was killed because of the collision. It was unknown at the time of the report which driver was killed or if anyone else was injured in the accident.

It is believed that a car was leaving a storage facility when it pulled out in front of a tow truck. When the tow truck struck the car, both vehicles entered the other lane causing the tow truck to side-swipe a pickup truck traveling in the other direction. Grant Line Road between Mosher Road and Bradshaw Road was closed for several hours as police investigated the accident scene and crews cleaned up debris from the crash.

Tragic Motor Vehicle Accidents

Sadly, thousands of people die each year in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Regardless of the cause, the loss of life in a car accident is tragic. In many cases, family members struggle financially in addition to dealing with the grief and pain from the death of their loved one. For this reason, California’s wrongful death laws provide a legal remedy for families who lose loved one in car accidents.

Under our wrongful death laws, the family may be entitled to receive compensation for damages by filing a wrongful death claim. Money can never replace a loved one; however, financial compensation can help provide for the family’s needs as they work to put the pieces of their lives back together after such a tragic loss.

Damages In A California Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Damages a family might recover for a wrongful death claim include compensation for:

  • Funeral, cremation, and burial expenses
  • Any medical bills incurred at the time of injury and death
  • The loss of income from the deceased
  • The value of any services that would have been provided by the deceased
  • Loss of love, support, protection, and guidance

The damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can be complicated to calculate. Our experienced Sacramento wrongful death lawyers have a network of experts we use to assist us when determining the value of a wrongful death claim.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Only certain people can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The first person with priority to file a wrongful death lawsuit is the spouse. After the spouse, the person’s children, stepchildren, or any minors who lived with the decedent for at least half a year can file a claim.

If the person was not married and had no children, the parents are next in line to file a claim. Sisters and brothers may file a claim if the parents are not living. Lastly, the personal representative for the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate or at the request of any of the above individuals.

Call A Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney For More Information

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we extend our deepest sympathies. This is a painful and difficult time for your family. The last thing you are thinking about is filing a lawsuit. However, you have a limited time to act in order to protect your right to hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death liable for his or her actions.

Contact the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 free consultation with a Sacramento wrongful death attorney.

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