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Madera, CA – One Dead in Saturday Morning Crash

wrongful death lawyerMadera, CA (July 29, 2018) – Tragedy struck on Saturday morning in Madera.  Just after 11:00 am, a pickup truck and a sedan collided with one another. The collision took place at the intersection of Avenue 9 and Road 30.  The force of the impact caused the truck to flip and the sedan to catch fire.

It became immediately apparent that this was a serious accident.  An air ambulance was dispatched to provide medical attention to injured victims.  Two people were trapped inside a vehicle and had to be extricated before being airlifted to a nearby hospital.   Sadly, despite the best efforts of rescue personnel, one person died in the crash.

Police have not released an official cause of the collision nor have they identified the deceased individual.  This accident remains under investigation as of Sunday morning.  No further information is available.

Fatal Car Accidents in Southern California

Our thoughts are with the deceased victim’s family and friends in the aftermath of this crash.   We work with injured victims and their families on a daily basis and understand how difficult it is to cope with the loss of a loved one in a car accident.

If you have a lost a friend or family member in a Southern California car accident, there may be legal help available.  California law provides for a wrongful death case in situations where a death is caused due to another person’s negligence.

These cases are filed by the next of kin, which is usually a close family member such as a spouse or adult child.  In most situations, a wrongful death case must be filed within two years of the date of death.  Certain damages are available in wrongful death actions, including

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship and society
  • Future lost wages
  • Punitive damages in cases of extreme misconduct

A wrongful death claim is never taken lightly.  We understand the pain that you are feeling and treat these cases with the care and compassion they deserve.

For a free consultation with one of our Southern California wrongful death attorneys, call us today at 310-954-7248.

 

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