A 36-year-old man identified as Michael Simon was killed after a fatal two-vehicle accident in Apple Valley on early Monday morning, September 28.
The fatal collision transpired at approximately 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Dale Evans Parkway and Stoddard Wells Road in Apple Valley. A 46-year-old Bell Gardens resident was driving his GMC Sierra pickup truck eastbound on Stoddard. He stopped at the stop sign at Dale Evans Parkway. Unfortunately, the GMC failed to yield traffic and drove into the intersection.
The GMC then collided with a northbound Dodge Challenger that was driven by the victim. Due to the severity of the impact, the GMC rolled over while the Dodge Challenger sustained major front-end damage. The driver of the Dodge Challenger was rushed to St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, where he was later pronounced dead.
Fatal Accident Investigation Needed
The Apple Valley Station major Accident Investigation Team is currently investigating the fatal collision. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are encouraged to contact the Apple Valley Station at 760-240-7400. For those that wish to leave anonymous tips, they may call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading factors in unintentional injury deaths in California. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. In 2018, 48 over 100,000 people die from their injuries on average in California.
These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue. Facing cases like this alone can be quite challenging. With the help of an experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death attorney, the victims won’t need to deal with the stressful paperwork that comes with filing a claim.
Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can utilize their resources to re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party. Attorneys can also conduct an independent investigation to help the victims receive the justice they deserve.
San Bernardino County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Vehicle Accidents
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal car accident can be quite devastating and stressful. The victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance while waiting for the official investigation results. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and emotional distress) that the 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 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.