A wrong way crash that occurred in Fontana has taken two lives. KTLA News Channel Five reports the accident occurred along Sierra Ave. by Ramona Ave. in the late afternoon hours this past Wednesday. Let’s take a closer look at the accident to determine its cause and whether there will be legal action taken.
It appears as though a Ford Expedition was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when it collided with multiple vehicles along the road’s northbound side. Emergency responders arrived at the accident scene only to find two individuals had passed away. Three more victims were transported to a nearby hospital so their injuries could be treated. Each of these individuals is now listed in critical condition. A section of the road was subsequently closed so crews could clean up the mess. Police are still investigating the accident to determine its specific cause.
The Lawsuits to Follow
Police have reported they received phone calls about the speeding vehicle described above prior to the accident. However, police did not successfully intercept the message prior to the accident. Police have not yet revealed the identities of those involved in the accident. Furthermore, no additional details were provided. There will likely be several lawsuits stemming from the accident. Those who suffered injuries can file personal injury attorneys against the party at fault for the crash. If these lawsuits are successful, they will obtain the financial compensation necessary to cover the cost of all expenses related to the accident ranging from medical bills to pain, suffering, diminished earning capacity, lost wages and additional losses.
The family members of those who passed away will also likely file wrongful death lawsuits against the negligent driver. If the negligent driver survives his or her injuries, his or her estate will be targeted in the wrongful death lawsuit. If this lawsuit is successful, it will obtain the financial compensation necessary to cover the victim’s family’s loss of comfort, loss of financial support and additional losses resulting from the accident.
The success of the lawsuits detailed above are largely dependent on the merits of the victims’ attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney who pays close attention to the subtleties of the case and is willing to do some digging for evidence will emerge with either a settlement or a favorable court award.