One Person Killed and Another Injured in Crash on 101 Freeway Near Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA (July 9, 2020) – On Monday, 1 person died and another sustained injuries in a crash on the 101 Freeway in North Hollywood.
The incident happened at about 5:12 a.m. near Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
The authorities found a parked BMW on the freeway with one person inside. Police are not sure if the BMW’s lights were on when it was hit by another vehicle. Furthermore, they found its driver severely injured.
Moreover, it is also not clear if the driver of the second vehicle applied brakes before the crash happened.
Meanwhile, it is unknown if the deceased died at the scene or a hospital.
Police closed all westbound lanes in the immediate aftermath of the collision, but No. 5 lane, as well as all eastbound lanes, were reopened shortly after 6 AM.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. May you find strength in this time of pain.
What Is Next After Fatal Road Accident
While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what to do next.
It is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
In a word, a wrongful death suit gives families the opportunity to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused. It is a claim often brought forth by relatives of a deceased victim.
“I think the misconception is that when a loved one passes away, the insurance company and the defendant will automatically admit liability and offer all of the funds available.”
“Insurance companies will try to save money, even if it means not fully compensating a family for the wrongful death of a loved one. When a family retains an attorney immediately, it gives the family time to grieve their loss, while their attorney can start focusing on holding the negligent party accountable,” says Tyler Toomey, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Turn to us if you lost loved one in a similar car accident. Sweet Lawyers can offer you compassionate and effective legal representation. Call our offices today at (800) 674 7852. Additionally, you may reach us by email, or talk on our live online chat. Also, you may send text messages 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.