Crash in Placerville Claims at Least One Life
(June 14, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that at least one person was fatally injured Thursday afternoon in Placerville. The accident occurred at approximately 2:21 p.m. at the intersection of Michael Way and Pleasant Valley Road.
According to the report, a silver sedan and a white Chevrolet pickup truck collided with one another for reasons that are still yet to determine. The impact of the collision forced the pickup to roll over before coming to a rest approximately fifty feet off of the roadway. The pickup eventually landed on its side, and the driver is the one who is believed to have died.
Paramedics and law enforcement were quick to arrive on the scene in an attempt to assist any and all victims. Unfortunately, when they arrived they found one person unresponsive. That person died at the scene. The identity of the victim has yet to be made available and is pending notification of loved ones. The crash remains under investigation in an effort to determine who was at fault for the collision. Our deepest condolences go out the victim and their family and loved ones.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the victims’ family may have strong grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. If it is determined that the other driver was operating their vehicle negligently, and subsequently caused the death of the victim, there may be a claim for compensation. Many victims’ families file wrongful death claims in order to help ease the burden of newfound expenses. The unexpected loss of companionship on top of funeral costs and loss of future wages are all reasons why many families seek legal compensation.
However, it is entirely up to the family to make that choice. Even though the expenses can be severely large, some people choose not to go through with a claim.
At Brady Law Group, we fully understand that the last thing a family wants to think about after a sudden loss is expenses. Unfortunately, that is part of the process after losing a loved one. We have made it our mission to help grieving families ease their minds by holding negligent drivers liable for the pain they inflict. If you have lost a loved one because of a negligent driver, call 866-211-2562 for your free consultation.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.