Wrongful Death in Motor Vehicle Accidents

In cases of wrongful death, there are significant consequences that individuals face. In cases where non-immigrants are at fault, these consequences may ultimately lead to deportation and inadmissibility according to the California Evidence Code. Any aggravated felony can lead to deportation. The most common aggravated felonies include murder, money laundering, fraud, drug trafficking, theft, etc. Crimes of moral turpitude can also lead to deportation. The most common crimes of moral turpitude include murder, rape, theft, voluntary manslaughter, etc.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you will most likely have a wrongful death claim that is feasible.

• Causes of Wrongful Death

o Property Liability Accidents: Owners of various property are liable and have the responsibility of keeping the environment safe for everyone. If their negligence in keeping the conditions of the premise safe leads to the unlawful death of an individual, they are held responsible in a wrongful death claim.

o Motor Vehicle Accidents: Negligent drivers are held financially responsible for any fatal crashes whether they have been driving while under the influence or not.

o Products that are Defective: Fatal injuries can occur as a result of defective products; an example of a defective product would be prescription drugs that have been tainted with.

• Truck Accident Cases

o Truck accident cases are common in the state of California. In the year alone, approximately 5,005 individuals died as a result of a fatal large truck crash. In addition, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (also known as FMCSA), there were approximately 400,000 reports accidents involving large commercial trucks in the year 2018 alone. This ultimately led to the 4,136 deaths.

o The size and speed of large 18-wheeler trucks can cause fatal crashes resulting in the wrongful death of other drivers or passengers on the road.

• Truck Accident Common Causes

o Exhausted driving

o Distracted driving

o Aggressive driving

o Failure in mechanical systems (such as failure in brakes)

o Improper driver training

o Improper maintenance of vehicle

o Speeding

o Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

o Road construction

o Overloaded cargo

o Rain or any other severe weather conditions

Truck related accidents can become very complicated and require intensive knowledge of regulations within industry and mechanical operations which is why it is substantial that you receive help from a skilled attorney that will be able to establish liability and accountability from the responsible driver that caused injury or death.

If someone you love has been killed in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver or company, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for any damages. Contact Attorney Ramona Kennedy for assistance and guidance on the proper steps to take. We have local offices in the cities of Los Angeles and Irvine, California. Each situation is case by case, our office will be able to decide what is best for you and fight for your case.

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