On July 12, 2021, an Infiniti Q50 exiting Highway 101 in Ventura County went down and embankment and rolled over. Three young men from Moorpark in their 20’s were trapped inside.
According to KEYT.com, first responders freed the men from the wreckage. Two had severe injuries. Tragically, one was pronounced dead at the scene.
News reports claim the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and faces possible additional charges for vehicular manslaughter.
What Can Families Do After a Fatal Accident?
The death of a loved one is an overwhelming, devastating experience, and knowing that it was preventable makes the tragedy even worse.
After the crash, insurers are probably not going to tell you about your option to file a wrongful death claim.
Even for those who understand what a wrongful death claim is, they will likely discover that an insurer is likely to blame the person injured, even if they weren’t driving!
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim may be filed on behalf of the deceased individual, by certain family members.
While criminal courts have the authority to punish a wrongdoer, the civil courts have the authority to award damages to the family of the deceased through a wrongful death lawsuit. California wrongful death cases are governed by section 377.60 of the California Code of Civil Procedure.
While no amount of money can bring a loved one back, having a skilled, experienced attorney make sure on your side may help give you time to focus on grieving, make sure insurers aren’t taking advantage of the situation and help provide some form of closure.
Contacting a Local Personal Injury Attorney
While we hope you never need to make the call, if you lose a loved one in Ventura County and believe the driver may have been negligent, contact us today for a free consultation. We’re caring, compassionate, and will make sure you’re treated respectfully.
Additional details are available on our Thousand Oaks Wrongful Death page.