North Hollywood, California was the scene of an unfortunate accident that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man. The man was killed on Thursday, June 6, when a speeding vehicle crashed into his scooter at an intersection. The deadly collision occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m.
The victim has been identified as Anthony E. Chay, of Sun Valley. The crash was captured on surveillance video – the video shows the victim stopped at a red light at the intersection of Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street when the speeding vehicle, a red Audi convertible, crashed into the scooter launching both Chay and his scooter into the air.
The suspect’s red Audi convertible collided with several parked vehicles after the initial crash, one of these vehicles actually ended up overturned due to the power of the impact. The suspect driving the vehicle was transported to a local hospital – she appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. Her identity has not been released.
This unfortunate event resulted in the loss of an innocent life. The recklessness of the driver, who was speeding and driving under the influence of drugs, directly resulted in the death of the 20-year-old man. Were you directly affected by this accident? Were you directly affected by a similar accident? If you and your family were harmed by an accident similar to the one described above, you might have grounds to take action against the party liable for the accident and the harm that you suffered.
Do you have the right to take action against the party that caused the harm that you and your family suffered? If you would like to know the answer to this question, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue legal action after the reckless actions of a party caused an accident that killed a member of your family, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. At our law firm, we are dedicated to ensuring that all victims affected by senseless accidents have access to the legal assistance that they need to take legal action against the party that negligently caused the accident and the death of the victim. If you would like to explore the possibility of filing a claim and exercising your right to sue after the senseless death of a member of your family, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible – we are ready to provide you with the legal guidance that you need to file a claim.
Understanding Wrongful Death and Your Right to Sue
Wrongful death occurs when a party negligently causes the death of another party. To understand wrongful death, you must first understand the significant role that negligence has on wrongful death claims. Negligence consists of four elements – duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm. All parties have a specific duty of care to others. All drivers, for example, have a duty of care to drive carefully and cautiously – always ensuring to follow all traffic rules and regulations. The purpose of this duty of care is to avoid any sort of accidents and to keep drivers and other parties safe from any harm. When parties breach their duty of care towards others, they are creating the risk of injury. Examples of breaches of duty include ignoring traffic signals, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, for example. When drivers breach their duty of care to other parties on the road, they are creating a risk of accident. In turn, the accident could result in harm – in the form of damages, injuries, or death, for example. If the harm that the victim suffered can be directly connected to a breach of duty (the negligent actions of the driver),then the driver could face liability for the harm caused by the accident.
If the negligent actions of a party resulted in the death of a member of your family, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim and recover compensation. If the liable party had not acted negligently, would the victim still be alive? If the death of a loved one was a direct result of the negligent actions of another party, you likely have the right to pursue a claim; you might even have the right to receive compensation.
What Type of Compensation Could You Receive?
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we understand that recovering monetary compensation cannot and will not fill the void left by the traumatic death of a member of your family. However, we believe that monetary compensation can help you and your family move forward with your life after being affected by such a traumatic event – such as the death of a family member. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you receive? All wrongful death claims are different; however, many claims result in the recovery of the following compensation:
- Medical expenses (any medical bills incurred prior to the victim’s death)
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. At our firm, we are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers will always aggressively fight for your right to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
The Time to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim
A member of y our family lost his or her life due to the negligent actions of a party. You are interested in filing a wrongful death claim. Did you know that you could lose your right to sue if you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time? All claims are subject to a specific statute of limitations. Most wrongful death claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations; therefore, victims will only have two years to file their claims. Because of the risk of losing the right to sue, it is essential for claimants to seek legal assistance and take action as soon as possible. For more information about the statute of limitations that might apply to your claim, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Are you interested in pursuing a wrongful death claim? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance from the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group has many years of experience handling a variety of claims, including wrongful death claims. Our lawyers have the expertise necessary to handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to discuss your claim with the attorneys at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
Our firm is dedicated to representing all victims affected by wrongful death. We ensure that all affected parties have access to our legal services by providing both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all and any information that you might need to take action against the party liable for the death of your family member. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, contact us today.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, our clients will never have to pay anything until after their claims are successful. If you are ready to discuss the possibility of pursuing a wrongful death claim with the expert attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group, do not hesitate to contact our firm and request to speak with our lawyers.