When a family unexpectedly loses a loved one it is most often an emotionally draining and tragic situation. Some would argue that a situation like this becomes even more tragic when the lost loved one is a young child who was killed due to the actions of another individual. This is exactly the situation currently being faced by a California family who lost their 3-year-old daughter in a car accident.
According to accident reports there were two vehicles involved: an Isuzu holding two adults and four children and a Toyota carrying two adults. The exact details of the accident are unknown. However, authorities do know that the Isuzu rolled over several times.
The 3-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle and therefore suffered fatal injuries. The two adults and the other three children in the Isuzu were all hospitalized for treatment of their serious injuries. The two adults in the Toyota were not injured in the crash.
This car collision is still under investigation and it has not yet been determined whether one or both of the parties’ negligence contributed to its occurrence. However, when one or more individuals’ negligence leads to the injury of another, that injured individual can often seek compensation from the negligent party.
Those that have been injured in a car accident in California may be wondering how they go about pursuing the compensation to which they are entitled. One way is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. If someone was killed in the accident, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Source: Californian.com, “Girl, 3, killed in Northern California car crash,” April 19, 2014