Female Passenger Dies in Rear-End Collision on Highway 17
San Jose (October 31, 2022) On Monday, October 24, a fatal 2-vehicle crash on Highway 17 claimed the life of a 81-year-old woman.
CHP says that the deadly rear-end collision happened at around 11 p.m. near the Blossom Hill exit.
Reports say that a southbound 2017 Ford E450 truck made an unsafe turn during a lane change and struck the rear of a 2013 Toyota Prius.
The impact of the collision made the Ford drive lose control. The Ford crossed all lanes on the right lane end ended up colliding with several trees.
Paramedics rushed the female victim who was a passenger on the Ford to a hospital. Unfortunately, the woman died 2 days after succumbing to her injuries.
Authorities are investigating the fatal crash. Officials ruled impairment out as a factor in the rear-end collision.
Sweet Lawyers extend our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in the rear-end collision on Highway 17. May the bereaved find peace in this time of sorrow.
When a Loved One Dies in Collision
We understand that losing a loved one in an incident similar to the Highway 17 fatal crash is devastating.
More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.
A wrongful death attorney will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.
However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved of the deceased in the rear-end collision on Highway 17 can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
So, to those who love the woman that died in the Highway 17 fatal crash, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.
In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.