Two Fatalities in California Highway Car Accident

Two Fatalities in California Highway Car Accident

In early December 2015, two people lost their lives in a fatal car accident in Modesto, California, and authorities are still trying to pinpoint the cause of the accident. According to investigators, it would appear that one of the victims strayed out of their lane unexpectedly and right into oncoming traffic. The result was a head-on collision that claimed two lives and left a third person in critical condition.

Weather was relatively clear that evening, so that is being ruled out upfront. Could drugs and alcohol be linked to the cause? Texting and driving may also be a culprit, and a study of both driver's mobile phone data records could prove to be powerful evidence. When investigators determine the exact cause, however, is difficult to predict.

Proving Liability in Wrongful Death Cases

This news story brings up some interesting and important aspects of injury cases following car accident fatalities. Surviving family members may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party, but what can be done if the cause of the accident has yet to be determined? In California, there is a strict two year statute of limitation on wrongful death claims. For the most part, the statute begins on the day the decedent passes away, not when the cause of their death is officially determined. This can put added stress on family members who suddenly only have a few months or less to create and file an accurate claim.

If you need help pursuing justice and compensation after a loved one has been wrongfully taken from you due to a car accident you do not believe was their fault, you can turn Modesto Personal Injury Attorney Steven A. Fabbro for legal support. With 30+ years of experience and a deliberate focus on personal injury and car accident cases, we are confident we can help uncover the right steps for you, even if it means we need to further investigate the cause of your loved one's wrongful death. Call 209.803.5117 toll-free today to speak to our AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® lawyer.