When behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, drivers often make multiple decisions. Often, these decisions and the reactions that they prompt are made subconsciously. Unfortunately, even a split second of inattention can result in a car accident with serious consequences. In fact, a wrongful death lawsuit could potentially follow a recent collision in California that resulted in a fatality and sent two children to the hospital.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. on a day in late November. According to reports, a 52-year-old woman was driving north with two children in her vehicle. Reports indicate that an eastbound driver failed to stop at a stop sign, causing his vehicle to broadside the other.
Reports indicate that the three people in the northbound vehicle were trapped inside. Though rescue workers worked to extricate them, the woman died from the injuries she suffered in the collision. The two boys were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The relationship between the woman and the two boys is unclear.
Police say that the male driver remained at the scene and is not believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Unfortunately, a family in California must now face the holiday season without their loved one. Many who have lost a loved one in such an unexpected manner have found themselves facing a complicated financial situation, often prompting them to file a wrongful death lawsuit if their loss was the result of negligence. While a successfully presented case will likely do little to lessen their grief, a monetary award can ensure that their financial responsibilities are met, allowing them to focus on their overall recovery.