CALIFORNIA – October 19, 2020

 A single car crash ended in the loss of life on a dark road in rural East County early Monday morning near San Diego. The driver suffered fatal injury at the scene, when his car crossed the double yellow line and drove off the south side of the road into a ditch.  Initial scene investigation reveals the driver may have failed to negotiate a curve, causing the car to slide across the road, hit a fire hydrant and flip upside down into a ditch.

Accidental death insurance.

 The accidental death benefit, as part of a car insurance policy which may not be required,  pays for death expenses if, in a covered auto accident, bodily injury causes the death of a policy holder, or a covered family member.  An experienced accident attorney can help surviving loved ones by reviewing insurance policies, and communicating with carriers to process claims when necessary.  Since California is not a no fault state, but offers personal injury protection Med Pay coverages as an option, the policy’s death benefit may cover funeral expenses.  It is always best to speak with a car accident attorney who understands insurance laws.

Medpay nsurance.

When an individual is injured in a single car crash in the State of California, car accident attorneys can answer questions about how the laws will affect the replacement of property and personal injury, and assist with accidental death benefit claims. California is a “fault” state with regard to accidents, meaning that a victim can bring a claim against the responsible party before they file a claim against their own personal injury insurance, and there is a two year time period to file a suit after an accident. If an investigation reveals mechanical failure, the possibility of a lawsuit for wrongful death exists and experienced car accident lawyers can build a case against negligent parties after an initial determination of fault, or file an insurance claim if the driver had a death benefit rider on his insurance policy.  .

Damages.

Family members may be compensated after the loss of a loved one for present and future loss of earnings, medical bills, household expenses, and pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium or companionship, as well as punitive damages in certain cases.  An attorney will have to file a wrongful death legal action to access damages from negligence

Hire legal counsel

The recovery of damages is contingent upon California auto accident lawyers proving another individual, or entity was the cause of the injury and owed a duty of care to the victim.  Developing a case for negligence can be complicated, so it is important to seek legal counsel shortly after an accident, in accordance with the California statute of limitations for accidents.  Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, who can assist after a car accident results in property damage, or personal injury loss of life.

Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation

501 West Broadway, Suite 1650

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-8021

Fax: 619-233-3730

 

Sources:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=23152

https://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/95-guides/01-auto/index.cfm

https://www.courts.ca.gov/9618.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/insurance-requirements/

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