Sometimes it’s not your fault. You were driving, but you didn’t know the other car was coming. Sometimes it is the fault of someone else. Sometimes the accident is fatal and in those times a loss of life is certainly a probability. Here at Mancini and Associates in Sherman Oaks, CA, we understand what it is like to lose a loved one to an accident that was not their fault. In the legal world, we call this wrongful death. Wrongful death is when a person dies due to the gross negligence of someone else. There are many scenarios in which someone dies due to the negligence of someone else, but the most familiar is car accidents.
Los Angeles County is the leading county for the most fatal car accidents given the most recent data. Locals blame it on disregard for speed signs, but there are also issues with abuse of drugs and alcohol while driving. 32% of drivers in fatal crashes in California tested positive for some type of drug. This can include recreational and/or prescribed medications. And even though arrests for driving under the influence has declined, fatalities from alcohol-related accidents have increased, by 36.8% from 2011. This can be interpreted as fewer people are taking to the road while under the influence, but those who are driving under the influence are still wreaking havoc.
California is responsible for 12% of the Nation’s auto deaths. Unfortunately, just by statistics and chance alone, there is a high probability that you or a loved one will be involved in a car accident. This does cause a higher chance of a fatal accident too. If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, do not give up fighting for their life. Sherman Oaks wrongful death attorney at Mancini and Associates understand the severity of wrongful death due to car accidents. Let us help you find justice and right this wrong.
If your loved one was lost to a fatal car accident call us at 818.783.5757 or click here for more information. We know that your emotions are high and your finances were not expecting this kind of news. With compassion and empathy, our firm is prepared to meet your needs. This is why our first consultation is free. Se Habla Español.
Car accidents are not the only scenarios for wrongful death suits. Here are a few other situations: semi-truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, aviation accidents, assault and battery, and there are many more. If you or someone you know is dealing with the death of a loved one as well as the uncertainty of their death, please reach out to our firm. Our expertise and experience will give you the best legal advice on how to navigate this emotional territory. We understand the severity of this situation and know how to move this kind of lawsuit from state to federal court level. Reach out to us by calling 818.783.5757 or click here for more information.