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Fatal accident kills two workers at airport UPS facility

The holidays can be hectic for everyone in San Diego. This is exponentially worse for workers who are involved in any aspect of the delivery field. Packages large and small are traveling across the world, and it can make workplaces a dangerous place with injuries and fatalities unfortunately common. For people who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident on the job, it is important to act quickly to determine the cause and take the necessary steps to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim.

Advocating for your right during a wrongful death action

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event to move on from. This is especially true when a sudden and tragic accident took the life of a loved one far too soon. The negligence and recklessness of another party could be the cause of the fatal incident, and surviving family members may have legal recourses when it comes to holding the negligent party accountable for the incident and the losses suffered as a result.

What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death suit?

The loss of a loved one is not an easily accepted event. This is true even though everyone's life must come to an end at some point. The shocking death of a loved one can be challenging to cope with not only because his or her life was suddenly taken from them too soon, but they also lost their life because of the negligence of another party. When you believe another is at fault in the wrongful death of a loved one, it is possible to seek legal recourses.

Helping you get answers by filing a wrongful death action

No one likes to think about death. Even though it is a natural occurrence in life, it is a difficult event to face, as no one is truly ready to let go of a loved one. This is why a sudden fatal accident can be extremely emotionally devastating. In addition to the emotional pain associated with the loss of a loved one, the financial damages caused by the fatal accident can also be overwhelming. Thus, it is imperative that surviving family members understand what rights and options they have.

The basics of a California wrongful death claim

It would be nice if we all lived to an old age and then died peacefully from natural causes. However, this ideal scenario does not always happen. Sometimes, a person's life is taken away by another person's negligence or malice, such as in a car crash or homicide. When these tragic incidents occur, the victim's survivors may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation for the damages they suffered. Wrongful death claims are civil claims and can be sought alongside criminal proceedings.

Guiding you through a wrongful death action

The death of a loved one is something we are not often prepared to deal with despite the fact that we understand that no one lives forever. A death can be especially challenging to cope with if a loved one is suddenly killed in an accident caused by a negligent party. Whether it is an automobile accident, work incident, slip and fall or a dangerous or defective product, a fatal accident can be difficult to deal with.

Drunk driver rear-ends Lyft, killing one and injuring three

Whether one is the driver or a passenger, being an occupant of a motor vehicle holds many risks. Even when a motorist is driving safely and following the rules of the road, this does not guard them from a negligent driver sharing the road with them. No matter the time of day or where a Californian is traveling, a drunk driver could be traveling on the road and collide with another motorist. This could have serious and even fatal results.

Three killed in intersection crash in Oceanside

When individuals operate or travel in a vehicle, they are under the impression that they will get from one point to another safely. Sure, a person may encounter traffic, deal with inclement weather and even drive by accident sites, but most people do not consider the possibility of being involved in a collision. They certainly do not think that they will lose a loved one in an automobile collision.

Rate of fatal car accidents in California

The rate at which fatal car accidents occur varies from state to state. However, when looking at data in California and all other states across the nation, the number of fatal crashes occurring on a national level remains high and is concerning. With regards to the data collected in 2017, there were a total of 34,247 recorded fatal motor vehicle crashes that year. And, in these crashes, a total of 37,133 deaths occurred.

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