A deadly crash involving four vehicles on Highway 41 outside Fresno killed a woman on Monday. The California Highway Patrol was called to the area of Central Avenue and Highway 41 after the collision. The CHF officers found a woman with major blunt force trauma.
In this multi vehicle crash more than 10 were Injured and 1 women got killed. The victim was transported to Community Regional Medical Center. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to reports, the victim was driving a black Toyota Yaris and she had stopped at a red light at Central Avenue. While waiting at the signal she was hit from behind by a white Honda Insight that was being driven at a high speed.
The force of the hit pushed the Yaris into the rear of a blue Honda Accord. The white Honda which was in high speed careened after the hit and struck the front side of a Chevy in the next lane.
The driver of the White Honda Insight responsible for the multi-vehicle crash sustained minor injuries. As per the California Highway Patrol, the driver may face manslaughter charges.
The accident is being investigated and the identity of the victim is still unknown.
California Car Accidents and Multi Vehicle Crash Lawsuits
The most common cause of personal injuries in the country are Car accidents. Each year around 2 million people are injured in car accidents. California alone sees more than 200,000 car accident victims each year.
Victims of car accidents have to spend thousands of dollars to cover their medical expenses, car repair bills, loss of wages etc.
In California, the at-fault driver responsible for the car crash is liable to pay the victims and the other drivers or passengers for the injuries or damages suffered. As per California law, the fault in a car crash is determined by the driver was negligent and responsible for causing the accident.
Even in cases where both drivers were at fault, the injury victim can claim damages from the other driver.
Vehicle crash injury victims should hire a professional car accident attorney to ensure the insurance company pays the damages fully. In some instances, the attorney may have to file a personal injury lawsuit to hold the at-fault party liable and ensure they pay for the damages.
A victim of car accident, can claim compensation to cover their medical expenses, hospitalization, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, mental trauma and anguish etc.
Fatal Car accidents
More than 30,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. When a person is killed, there is no one to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. However, the family of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver.
The family members that are legally allowed to claim for damages in a wrongful death car accident case are the spouse, domestic partner, children, grandchildren in case the children are deceased or anybody else that is entitled to the property of the deceased.
Damages that a family can claim in a wrongful death car accident lawsuit are:
- Burial expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial earnings or income for the family
- Loss of companionship and support
After losing a loved one in a car crash, the family is heartbroken and in condition to think about a lawsuit and compensation. However, a wrongful death claim can help the family to take care of the financial costs and also get an opportunity to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions.
A reputed and experienced car accident lawyer can handle the lawsuit so the family can focus on healing after their loss.
California Car Accident Lawyers
At Khashan Law Firm, we use our legal training and experience to represent our clients injured or killed in car accidents. We fight cases on a contingency fee basis, we will not charge you anything until we win your case. Contact us at 951-461-2387 for a free and confidential consultation