On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in wrongful death on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Learning that a loved one has died due to injuries suffered in a California car accident is devastating. Coping with the aftermath of such news often wreaks havoc upon grieving family members. When accident victims are children, grief is intensified. Many collisions are the result of negligent driving behavior; in cases of fatal injury, an immediate family member may file a wrongful death claim to seek justice on behalf of the decedent.
It is impossible to replace the loss of a human life. Such tragedies often leave grieving families completely unprepared to meet funeral expenses or other costs associated with their loved ones’ deaths. When driver negligence has taken a person’s life, those grieving the loss should not have to bear the financial burden prompted by the situation.
Many fatal car accidents are caused by drunk drivers or others who wind up facing criminal charges. In all personal injury litigation, plaintiffs are tasked with proving that defendants were negligent and that such negligence caused them injury. If a criminal proceeding has resulted in a conviction, proof of the conviction may be offered in a related civil court proceeding to establish negligence per se.
When a California car accident takes the life of a loved one in a situation that was preventable, family members may feel angry and overwhelmed. Many take comfort knowing they can file wrongful death claims to seek legal accountability against those who caused their loved ones’ deaths. Guy Levy Law is committed to helping you seek restitution for the suffering you’ve endured because of a negligent or reckless driver.