Fatal car accidents are always devastating to the victim’s family and loved ones. These senseless accidents can be all the more devastating when caused by another driver’s outright recklessness or negligence, especially when that driver has a history of careless driving and crashes.
According to a recent article, more information has been revealed about a woman charged with causing a Los Angeles car accident that killed six people and injured seven more, including children and an unborn child. According to court documents, the woman approached a red light and accelerated her car to 90 miles per hour and drove through the busy intersection, striking two cars who had been going through the green light and causing a chain of other, more minor accidents. Both cars hit by the van immediately burst into flames, according to witnesses, and one allegedly split in half. Reports say the woman showed no sign of drug or alcohol use.
According to court documents, the woman accused has an extensive history of numerous car collisions across multiple jurisdictions and states. One crash was as recent as 2020, which resulted in two wrecked cars and bodily injuries. After this latest deadly crash, the woman, who also suffered broken bones in the collision, could be facing up to life in prison.
Damages in California Wrongful Death Cases
When a loved one is a victim in a fatal accident caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, monetary relief can do little to soothe the pain felt by family and friends. It can, however, help cushion the financial strain that comes from unexpectedly losing a family member or partner. In California, the spouse or domestic partner, children, or grandchildren of an accident victim can bring a wrongful death lawsuit, as well as a number of other individuals if they can show they were financially dependent on the deceased.
Several types of damages are available in wrongful death cases in California. These include economic damages, like the absence of financial support and funeral expenses, as well as non-economic damages, such as loss of love, companionship, intimacy, and guidance. There is no universal cap on damages for wrongful death lawsuits in California.
If someone you know died in a fatal accident due to another party’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim. Reach out to a California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. The statute of limitations on bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in California is two years from the date of the victim’s death, so do not delay.
Call a California Wrongful Death Attorney
If you or someone you know has been hurt or killed in a California car accident, contact the attorneys at the Neumann Law Group. The Neumann Law Group has extensive experience representing car crash victims and their families and helping them navigate their claims. The attorneys on our team can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our office at 800-525-6386 to schedule a free initial consultation with our team.