Two random attacks in downtown Los Angeles have put Sherman Oaks downtown commuters on edge. Two of these attacks include a man being pushed in front of an oncoming truck and a teenager being pushed onto the Metro Red Line tracks. There is no clear explanation and no motive given for these random attacks, which is why people who frequent the streets and subways of downtown Los Angeles are keeping their guards up. Fortunately, both victims survived, but California wrongful death lawyers know that this is not always how these random, intentional, or accidental acts turn out.
These incidents are not confined to Los Angeles as similar incidents have occurred in other California cities and across the country including several recent stories in New York. Some of the outcomes were not as fortunate as the recent Los Angeles events as some of the victims died.
While these random acts of violence leading to death may result in a wrongful death claim made by the victims’ close family members, wrongful death claims typically occur under other circumstances. Wrongful death claims usually arise when someone’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct leads to another person’s death such as a car accident, DUI accident, medical malpractice, assault, and dog attacks.
If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, contact a California wrongful death attorney at Mancini & Associates to discuss your claim and recovery options. When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful conduct, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and the defendant should be held accountable.