Modesto, CA – Car vs ATV, Fatal Accident
Modesto, CA (November 19, 2018) – Just north of the Chicago Avenue intersection on South Carpenter Road, shortly before 10:30 on Sunday morning, a fatal traffic accident took place between an ATV and a car.
According to the Modesto Fire Department a 4-wheel ATV and a car collided on South Carpenter Road. When firefighters and paramedics arrived at the crash scene, they found a man lying in the middle of the road, completely unresponsive. The man was pronounced dead while he was being transported to a local hospital. The occupants of the car were also hospitalized for various injuries.
No further information on the names and conditions of those involved in the crash is available at this time. Police are still investigating to find out what caused the collision.
Wrongful Death in California
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased. We know that this must be a very difficult time for you all. We would also like to wish a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured in the car accident.
After the police conclude their investigation into this collision, it may be possible for a wrongful death suit to be filed by either an immediate family member or by a representative of the estate of the deceased. If you wish to file a wrongful death suit, then it must be proven that the death in question was caused by the other parties carelessness, lawlessness, or malicious intent. This means that in order for a lawsuit of this type to take shape, it will first need to be proven that the liability for the accident lies with the driver of the car. If the accident investigators do end up determining that the rider of the ATV was at fault, then, of course, his family would not be able to bring a lawsuit against the other driver involved in the accident because he shoulders no fault for it in the eyes of the law in California.
If you or a family member think that you might have a wrongful death suit on your hands, then you need to contact an attorney sooner rather than later. The state of California gives a statute of limitations of only two years from the date of death for the filing of such a suit. Contact one of our attorneys here at the Los Angeles Injury Group and take advantage of our offer of a free consultation regarding your case. Simply give us a call at (310) 954-7248 and ask to speak to a qualified wrongful death attorney.