Q: Does the baby of a deceased car accident victim have a claim for wrongful death?
When someone is killed as a result of the negligence, product liability, or intentional actions of another person or entity, a wrongful death lawsuit can help close surviving family members with the financial burden of their tragic and unexpected loss.
Car accidents that result in the death of a victim often lead to a wrongful death action.
Wrongful death actions are often complex and require the skill of an experienced personal injury attorney who can review all the circumstances and determine which family members are entitled to sue and what type of relief the family can request. Generally, only the closest surviving family members like children or a spouse, or those who depended upon the victim for support can bring a wrongful death action. And since other factors may also be involved, it’s always best to seek legal counsel for a review of your particular circumstances.
The damages that may be recovered by surviving family vary greatly case-by-case and depend upon the relationship between the victim and the family member, but may include current and future lost wages/support, the final medical and funeral expenses, mental pain and suffering, and more.
Recently, a Rancho Cucamonga a single car crash in the middle of the night claimed the lives of two young passengers. Although the investigation is ongoing, initial reports indicated that the car’s driver allegedly crossed all lanes of traffic including the shoulder at an unknown speed and for unspecified reasons, jumped an asphalt curb, rode up an embankment, hit a tree, and tumbled back down, landing on its wheels. Reportedly, one victim died at the scene and the other–a 20 year-old organ donor and mother of a one-year-old daughter–was on life-support to preserve her organs for donation.
If a loved one has been killed as a result of the actions of another, the wrongful death attorneys at J&Y Law Firm offer compassionate and aggressive representation to help relieve the financial burden of your tragic loss, so you can focus on healing emotionally. Call us today at 888-806-6722 for a free evaluation of your case. With 21 offices throughout the state, including our headquarters in Los Angeles, we represent victims and their families throughout California as well as those injured or killed while visiting California.