Cautious drivers can do everything they can to remain safe, but at intersections, it’s often necessary to trust that other drivers are going to follow traffic laws. When someone doesn’t yield the right of way or obey traffic lights, other drivers can be faced with sudden obstacles that are impossible to avoid.
In a single year, the California Highway Patrol responded to 165 accidents involving fatalities and another 16,356 accidents involving injury in crashes caused by a driver’s failure to obey traffic signals and signs.
Fresno County T-Bone Accident Claims One Life
A three-car accident near Oleander, in Fresno County, Saturday night killed one passenger and left another person in critical condition. ABC30-TV reported the accident happened around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 41 and Adams Avenue south of Fresno on November 7, 2020.
Investigators found that a teenage driver ran a red light and turned in front of oncoming traffic. The teen was t-boned by two cars but received only minor injuries.
A 54-year-old female passenger in one of the other vehicles was killed in the crash. Another person in that same car was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Wrongful Death Claims in Fresno County
Tragic accidents can suddenly rob families of a loved one. Family members will, understandably, wonder how they can go on without the love and support of the victim. They may also be forced to seek help in covering the expenses that come out of a fatal collision.
Funeral costs and potential ambulance and hospital bills from before the person passed on shouldn’t be the responsibility of victims or their families. The loved one wasn’t at fault for the accident. The driver to blame for the collision and his or her insurance coverage should be liable for every cost that falls on loved ones.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by a close relative or attorney representing the entire family can recover compensation for bills and lost wages the deceased person would have provided through their job. The family’s future can be protected as even the emotional support the victim would have provided for a spouse and children in the coming years can factor into a civil lawsuit award.
For victims who survive crashes, a claim for damages can be filed against the at-fault driver’s insurance to help pay for the enormous medical bills that will arrive after a long recovery in the hospital. This claim can also ask for help with lost paychecks as the victim misses more and more time at work. Many other expenses now and those in the future can be covered.
Contact a Fresno Car Accident Attorney
If you or a family member has been the victim of a tragic accident caused by a careless driver, please don’t face the aftermath of that tragedy alone. The consequences of a crash should not fall on you or your family. Insurance companies should reimburse victims and their families in full when their policyholders cause accidents.
After an accident involving a serious injury in Fresno County, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice, and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.