A crash in Irvine resulted in two individuals dying and a third being rushed to the hospital treatment. The accident happened on Thursday, September 13, in the morning, just before 11 a.m. The crash was between an SUV and a box truck. Witnesses said that the box truck was traveling down a road that had no stop sign, while the SUV was paused at an intersection with a stop sign. The SUV pulled out; its driver was likely under the impression that the box truck had a stop sign and would be required to stop. Two of the occupants of the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene. The individuals were all described by local Irvine police as elderly women. The driver of the box truck was not injured and has been cooperating with police.
Wrongful Death in Car CrashesCar accidents are among the leading causes of fatalities in the country. All too often, individuals will recklessly operate their vehicles or fail to pay attention to the road in front of them. It is simply too dangerous to not be on alert all of the time while driving. A wrongful death occurs when there were reasonable chances for an individual to be protected and remain alive. The deceased person could have been unable to stop the occurrence or may even have been partially responsible. The judgment will be concerning the degree of responsibility. If a loved one passed away due to the negligent actions of another driver, you could receive compensation for the expenses relating to the death. For example, you may be able to receive:
- Coverage of medical expenses that racked up prior to the death
- Coverage of the individual’s pain and suffering that was felt
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of expected savings and inheritance, as well as loss of income
- Loss of sexuality
- Funeral and burial expenses, such as the casket costs, plot costs, and more
It is in your best interests to consult with an attorney who can help secure you the settlement you deserve. You should not worry about handling legal needs in the wake of the death of a loved one. Your focus should be on spending time with your family and celebrating the life of the deceased. We will take care of the legal legwork for you.