Losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident is undoubtedly devastating for family members and loved ones. People often want to know why a crash happened and what could have been done to prevent the accident. Sometimes these answers come from police and accident investigation efforts, but there are other times when there is more to the story. Working with an attorney to pursue a wrongful death claim can help a victim's family uncover all the pertinent information and pursue damages from the party responsible for an accident.
Getting into a motor vehicle accident can be a terrifying, painful experience. And it is one that can happen to anyone, whether it is the elderly driver heading out to the grocery store, the young mother dropping her child off at day care or the young teen who just got his driver's license. These crashes can happen for a number of reasons and result in a variety of injuries.
People all over the country were devastated to learn of the recent and tragic accident that took the lives of actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. Both were known car enthusiasts and fans likely know that Walker starred in the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise. The men were attending a charity event in Los Angeles and decided to take a ride in a Porsche owned by Rodas during a break. Reports indicate that the men were both killed when the car hit a light pole and tree.
We often read about the efforts of law enforcement and safety advocates who want to address dangerous driving in California. There are texting and driving campaigns, urges to buckle up and tickets handed out for speeding. But a recent fatal car accident in Redondo Beach was a grim reminder that there may be much more work to do to keep residents in this area safe on the roads.