The unexpected death of a family member is never an easy event. Unfortunately, two families in California are now left coping with the news that their loved ones died in an accident that may have been preventable. To help manage the financial consequences of their loss, the families of the two deceased men may opt to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the man believed to have been driving the vehicle that crashed.
The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in February. According to reports, three men were riding in a pickup truck. Reports indicate that the truck crashed, coming to a rest after it struck a tree.
Two of the men were trapped inside the vehicle, which caught on fire. They both died. The driver was found in the grass outside of the vehicle. He has since been arrested, suspected of DUI causing injury, gross bodily injury in the commission of a felony and homicide.
Unfortunately, the families of the two men are now left planning funerals. As a result of funeral costs and lost wages, they may also be facing a financial struggle. To help ensure that they are prepared to manage the financial consequences of the fatal California crash, the victims' families may opt to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. A successfully presented case could result in a financial award that will allow them to focus on their recovering from their unexpected loss rather than their ability to meet their financial obligations.
Source: fox40.com, "2 Local Rappers Killed in Solo-Vehicle Crash; Driver Arrested", Sonseeahray Tonsall and Ty Steele, Feb. 23, 2018