Wrongful death lawsuit filed after Bryant crash

People across the country were stunned by the California helicopter crash that took the life of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people. Now, the families of four of the victims have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter flight. This follows a lawsuit that was filed by Bryants widow, Vanessa.
The chopper was attempting to make its way through dense fog at the time of the crash. Other flights were grounded at the time when the pilot was trying to get Bryant to his destination. The pilot is accused of carelessly flying in a manner that led the helicopter to crash into the side of a mountain, killing all of the passengers aboard the flight. The National Transportation Safety Board found that there was no engine failure on the helicopter.
The lawsuit is solely against the company that owned the helicopter. It does not name the pilots estate as the defendant. However, Vanessa Bryants lawsuit also names the pilot as a defendant, claiming that he should have aborted the flight due to the weather conditions.
Island Express stopped operations in the days following the crash. Subsequent reporting has found that the company did not have the proper certification for all of its pilots to fly in the conditions that were present at the time of the crash.
When a loved one dies under circumstances like these, the families may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or company whose action or inaction led to their death. These lawsuits might lead to substantial financial compensation if they are successful. A wrongful death attorney may help families file the legal action to recover this compensation. The attorney might be able to prove that someone else was responsible for the death of the loved one.

1 woman, 2 children killed in fatal accident

Three people were killed and another was injured in a recent accident. Two of the fatalities were children, although it is not clear if they were related to the woman who was driving the vehicle they were in. There were two other people also involved in this fatal accident who were uninjured.
A 34-year-old woman was driving on a California highway bridge with two children as her passengers. Around 4:45 p.m., a 55-year-old driver who was heading in the opposite directiondrifted out of his lane and into the path of the womans vehicle. The two vehicles collided, were pushed to the side of the highway and caught on fire. Surrounding vegetation also caught fire as a result of the collision, causing two acres to burn in a brush fire.
The woman and the two children were killed in the accident. The driver who apparently caused the wreck and a 13-year-old passenger in his vehicle did not suffer any injuries. Firefighters had to extract another passenger in his vehicle a 28-year-old man who suffered major injuries and had to be airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.
The unexpected death of a loved one is never an easy experience, but it can be extremely hard for a parent who has lost a child in a fatal accident. Burying a child is something that no parent in California should have to go through. While financial compensation could never replace the life of a lost loved one, it can certainly help address the emotional and financial damages of his or her death. Surviving family members might be able to better focus on the grieving process when they are able to handle the financial burden of things like funeral and burial expenses.

Young boy killed, others injured in fatal accident

Officials shut down a California freeway for approximately three hours so investigators could work the scene of a deadly accident. Four people were injured in the collision, including the driver accused of causing the wreck. Sadly, a child was killed. A fatal accident such as this can be extremely distressing to injury victims and loved ones who survive the fatally injured.
Police say that the wreck occurred at approximately 1:25 p.m. on a recent Saturday. A 54-year-old father had been driving with his three sons two 7-year-old boys and a 16-year-old on the freeway when his vehicle suddenly became disabled. He was unable to move his car out of the lane.
A 60-year-old man who was driving in the same lane as the father and his sons may not have been giving his full attention to the road, because hecollided with the disabled vehicle while driving at 75 mph. It is not clear if he attempted to apply the brakes at any point before the collision. Everyone involved in the accident was seriously injured, and emergency responders transported them to various hospitals for treatment. One of the younger boys in the disabled vehicle died at the hospital.
A fatal accident can quickly turn a familys life upside down. Few people realize the kinds of damages that are involved in these types of accidents, including emotional and financial problems that may arise afterward. California families who need help getting justice and compensation on behalf of loved ones may want to consider the benefits of successfully pursuing wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death claim can help after the loss of a loved one

An unexpected death is a complicated situation for surviving family members to handle. Families often struggle to cover funeral expenses and adjust to losses in income. These financial damages can make it difficult for families to fully process their loved ones death, and concern over money can even interrupt the grieving process. If a California family has experienced the loss of a loved one, it may be extremely important to pursue just legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
A person does not have to be criminally charged in order for a family to pursue a wrongful death suit, which is because criminal negligence is different than civil negligence. This means that, while that person might not have acted criminally, his or her behavior may have still been negligent. Demonstrating that negligence is not always easy though and requires identifying a number of elements, including that the surviving family members suffered financial damages as a result of their loved ones death.
Damages from successfully pursued claims cover much more than lost wages. Pecuniary injuries may include funeral expenses, loss of prospective inheritance, lost support, services and bills incurred through attempts at life-saving medical care. However, determining the just and fair level of compensation for those pecuniary injuries in California is not as straightforward as it may seem. Factors such as a victims age, overall health, projected life expectancy, income and future earning potential play an important role in this decision.
The loss of a loved one can be especially difficult if he or she was killed by a person acting in a negligent manner. The period of time following that death can be complicated by more than just emotions, but also by the financial damages that can quickly affect surviving family members. Achieving necessary compensation through a wrongful death claim will not erase the emotional pain of this difficult experience, but it can ease financial worries and give a victims family the space to grieve.