According to the Whittier Daily News, a La Mirada woman lost her life on Easter Sunday in a three-car crash in Cypress, California. The Cypress car accident took place at Katella Avenue and Valley View Street. According to the coroner, the woman, Alexis Barragan, aged 22, died around 12:40 am and was pronounced dead at the scene. She had been a passenger in a car that was driven by Nicholas Sanchez-McCormick, from Whittier, California.
Through their investigation, the Cypress police officials determined that Sanchez-McCormick had been driving westbound on Katella and ran a red light. His car then crashed into two other vehicles. Cypress law enforcement concluded that Sanchez-McCormick had been driving under the influence of alcohol, and arrested him for vehicular manslaughter and felony drunk driving. At the time of the accident, Sanchez-McCormick already had a DUI case pending against him.
The investigation is still underway, but it appears that the Cypress accident and death were caused by a driver who was operating a vehicle under the influence. Ms. Barragan’s family will have the right to make a wrongful death claim against the driver. The victim’s family should hire a California personal injury attorney experienced in wrongful death claims to handle their claim.
Here at Walch Law, we are here to help you deal with the legal and financial impact this loss has on your life. Our California wrongful death attorneys have years of experience in pursuing wrongful death claims resulting from California fatal car accidents, including in Cypress. Our clients always come first and that starts with your free initial consultation with us.
Our firm knows how to handle all aspects of a car accident wrongful death claim and we know how to obtain the best recovery possible for our clients. Sometimes there are little known ways of finding an applicable insurance coverage that we are able to find through our investigative techniques and experience. Fortunately, some of our clients who did not think there would be any way to obtain a financial recovery for their loss have obtained substantial amounts of money due to these techniques that we use. We highly recommend that the family of any wrongful death victim contact our office for a free consultation, even if you do not think there will be anything that we can do. We are here to help!