Orange County Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
What constitutes vehicular manslaughter in California?
If a death is caused in a
motor vehicle accident case, the person who caused the death may be charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Vehicular manslaughter occurs when a death occurs because of a driver's
gross negligence. A number of factors could go into being charged with
vehicular manslaughter. A driver who was texting while driving and not
paying attention may be charged with gross negligence if a death results.
If a driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the District
Attorney could decide to bring charges, or even if the driver was being
reckless by speeding.
Determining Fault After a Fatal Auto Accident
Any time a traffic accident results in a fatality, the circumstances are
tragic. It is important for the arresting agency and their investigators
to consider all factors in an accident and make the correct conclusions
about which driver or drivers were at fault. Many times, there are a number
of conditions that play into an accident. Contacting an experienced injury
attorney is often the best way to determine who was at fault in the accident.
The legal team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. can use experts to re-create
the accident and make scientific assumptions about where the fault lies.
If a death occurs in an auto accident, you must consult with a qualified
lawyer to get your questions answered and get the outcome you and your
family deserve. The victim in a vehicular manslaughter case does not have
to be another driver; it may be another person in the car, a passenger
of a different car or even a pedestrian who is wrongfully hit. Every case
is different, and you can trust the Orange County car accident lawyers
at our firm to handle your case with compassion and honesty. Do not hesitate
to take the first step by filling out an
online case evaluation form today.
Seeking Damages Through a Wrongful Death Claim
If your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely
that the responsible driver will face criminal charges; however, a guilty
verdict will not compensate you and your family for the financial and
emotional losses that you have suffered. For this reason, it is your right
to seek damages through a
wrongful death claim. With the help of a personal injury attorney in Orange County, you can
pursue financial restitution for a wide range of damages, including, but
not limited to:
- The cost of your loved one's funeral and burial
- Medical bills incurred by the deceased after the accident
- The loss of financial support that the deceased would have provided
- The value of household services that the deceased would have provided
- Loss of comfort, assistance, protection, companionship, etc.
In California, most surviving family members are entitled to bring a wrongful
death action. This can include the deceased's surviving spouse, domestic
partner, children or dependent parents. If the victim has no heirs, then
those who would be entitled to the deceased's estate may file a claim.
This could include the deceased's non-dependent parents, siblings
or even grandparents. If you have questions about your eligibility, we
encourage you to set up a free initial consultation today.
Don't Wait to Take Action – Contact Our Firm 24/7
After suffering the loss of a family member at the hands of a negligent
motorist, there is nothing that can be done to bring back the life that
was lost; however, pursuing compensation through a wrongful death claim
may help you and your family to seek justice on their behalf. The Orange
County injury lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. have
already recovered more than $50 million in damages for past clients, and they are ready to do the same for you. Call now
to find out how we can put 40 years of legal experience to work for you
as you seek restitution for the losses that you have suffered.
We are available 24/7, so do not hesitate to
call now for a free consultation!