One unidentified person was killed after a three-vehicle traffic collision in Hawthorne on Sunday night, August 16.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the deadly crash transpired at around 9:47 p.m. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Lemoli and Rescrans avenues for unclear reasons.
Due to the severity of the impact, both cars drifted onto a sidewalk where they later hit the third car. The third vehicle was reportedly pulling out of a burger restaurant parking lot at the time of the collision.
One person was transported to the Harbor UCLA Medical Center after sustaining life-threatening injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Multi-vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is attempting to determine the cause of the collision through the official investigation. When three or more cars collide on the roadway, it is considered a multi-vehicle collision. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle.
Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. It can be quite challenging to pinpoint liability during a multi-vehicle collision investigation, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Los Angeles
It can be quite devastating and stressful for the victim’s family to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal multi-vehicle collision. Pending the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with the assistance of their attorney.
Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek financial compensation for the damages such as funeral costs, loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma that the fatal accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure that they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.