Any motor vehicle accident can be devastating; but when the accident happens because a driver was reckless or careless behind the wheel, it can be even more upsetting to realize that it didn't have to happen. Too many drivers fail to take seriously their responsibility to drive safely and attentively, and they end up potentially ruining the lives of victims and their families.
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.
People all across California were likely quite upset when they heard about the events that ripped a newly-married couple apart. The young couple was on their honeymoon in Los Angeles when the horrific actions of one man turned their vacation into a tragic nightmare. The wife, along with 17 other people, became the unsuspecting victim of a man who drove his car onto the Venice Boardwalk, plowing into pedestrians.
It should have been a relaxing day in the park, but in the blink of an eye, it turned into a nightmare. A woman had taken her baby and her dog to the park to lay in the grass and enjoy the sun. Seemingly out of nowhere, a city maintenance truck drove off a path and onto the grassy area where the mother, her child and her dog were.
It is very likely that the tow truck company responsible for the driver and the vehicle that crashed into a Metro Los Angeles bus this week will be held civilly liable for the wrongful death of the bus driver. The fatal crash occurred when the unlicensed tow truck driver was speeding and ran a red light, slamming into the bus and causing the bus driver to suffer serious and ultimately fatal injuries.