Car Accident Lawyer
This past February, a fatal car crash occurred during late-night hours in Woodland Hills. Sadly, this accident left three victims. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims were rushed to a hospital. They were in critical condition and suffering from what the CBS News reported as “serious injuries.” This unfortunate crash happened between Dumetz Road and Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles.
According to news reports, the victim who passed before an ambulance could arrive was lying on the sidewalk. One report by ABC7 news said she flew from her white sedan after a Tesla slammed into her. However, the other two victims were still buckled up inside the vehicle after the collision. Los Angeles firefighters had to extricate the two ladies, who were then transported to a regional trauma center. Due to the severity of the crash and the victims, the police had to close off the accident scene. They closed off one lane of traffic to conduct an investigation to see how the accident occurred. There was no mention of arrest, so this may have been a hit and run case.
Whenever you read about incidents such as these, especially when a death occurs, you’re probably filled with sadness, possible rage at how avoidable this situation was. Usually, if people follow traffic laws, these incidents wouldn’t occur. However, when people text and drive, drink and drive, speed, don’t slow down at yellow rights, or drive through red lights, accidents happen. Whenever someone commits any of the aforementioned offenses, they are negligent. When drivers are negligent and their negligence causes you harm, you can sue them for your personal injuries. Typically, you’d want a Woodland Hills car accident lawyer to help you sue the at-fault driver in civil court.
Barry P. Goldberg is a prestigious law firm with 35 years of experience. This firm specializes in road-related accidents, including:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- uninsured/underinsured driver accidents, and
- Hit and run accidents
If the family of the vehicular accident’s deceased victim would like to sue, having this firm advocating for them is a good idea. A skilled lawyer knows how to get you the most compensation. Compensatory damages are not only your out-of-pocket expenses. They’re also your emotional damages like pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
For example, had the deceased victim been a married woman, her husband could recover financially for the loss of his companion. If the two surviving victims are married, their spouses could sue for loss of consortium. The surviving victims could sue for any emotional distress and loss of enjoyment the accident caused them. An example of loss of enjoyment is when you once loved doing something, such as painting, and you no longer can. But suing for direct expenses, such as the costs of an in-home nurse are equally important. In egregious crashes, you can sue for punitive damages to punish the defendant’s reckless driving.