Early on the morning of May 20th, around 2:40 a.m., reports came in of a crash near Clark Avenue and Eagle Street in Long Beach. CBS News reports that the passenger in a truck was killed when the truck’s driver—suspected to be under the influence of alcohol—slammed the truck into a utility pole.
Once officers from the Long Beach Police Department arrived at the scene, they found two passengers still inside the truck. Officers pulled one passenger, who was unconscious, out of the truck and began administering CPR. Paramedics later arrived and pronounced the passenger dead at the scene. The other passenger was taken to the hospital.
Shortly after arriving at the scene of the Long Beach truck accident, officers also found the driver after a helpful witness identified him. He was walking away from the scene when the authorities caught up with him. He was also taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Authorities suspect that the driver was under the influence.
The Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail is still investigating the cause of this crash. If it concludes that the truck’s driver was intoxicated above the legal limit, or otherwise at fault for the Long Beach accident, then the victim’s family will be able to file a wrongful death claim and potentially a lawsuit against the driver. The family should first meet with an experienced California wrongful death attorney to discuss the possibility of seeking compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Potential damages in a California wrongful death suit can include:
- All medical expenses
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Past and projected future lost earnings and other support the deceased provided and would have provided for his or her family
- Emotional loss
- Loss of services
Walch Law is here to help you. We understand the pain that comes from the loss of a loved one, and the often huge financial burden that can result from such a loss. We offer years of experience representing families in wrongful death cases who have lost family members from car or truck accidents throughout California. We will work tirelessly to get you the great results we have gotten for many of our past clients.
Walch Law has successfully handled thousands of injury and wrongful death claims, including fatal car accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. Our office has many years of experience assisting injured victims and the families of victims. We provide a free consultations to the family of a wrongful death victim and we also work on a contingency fee, meaning that you pay nothing until you get paid.
Have you lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions in Long Beach, California? If you would like to speak with a qualified attorney about the circumstances of your case and schedule your free consultation, then call Walch Law today at 866-INJURY-2.