A police pursuit on the 60 Freeway in Los Angeles has proven fatal. The victim, James Dringenberg, passed away around 3 in the afternoon by South Workman Mill Road. Let’s delve into the details of the accident and determine if a lawsuit will be filed.
How the Accident Occurred
Police were pursuing a 2019 Nissan Sentra at the time of the crash. The suspect’s vehicle smashed directly into a big rig truck. The significant impact of the collision caused one of the passengers in the car to pass away at the accident scene. The driver, Daisy Jerez, endured extensive injuries. Thankfully, the silver lining of the accident is the big rig driver only suffered moderate injuries. Paramedics were able to treat the truck driver at the scene of the accident.
Will There be a Lawsuit?
The truck driver who suffered injuries can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle that smashed into his big rig. Furthermore, if anyone else was injured as a result of this high speed chase, they can take legal action against the negligent driver. The challenge lies in the victim’s attorney proving the driver in question acted negligently. Negligence is a term used in legal circles to refer to the failure to provide others with due care.
If the ensuing personal injury lawsuit is successful, it will obtain financial compensation to right this wrong as much as possible. The financial compensation will be used to cover medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain, suffering and additional expenses tied to the accident.
There is also the potential for the family of the passenger who passed away in the accident to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. If this lawsuit succeeds, it will obtain the money necessary to pay for the funeral as well as the burial and also offset the loss of comfort and the loss of financial support.