James Ford Killed, Joyce Ford Arrested in Car Crash on Indiana Avenue and Perry Street
Spokane, WA (August 6, 2020) – On Tuesday, James Ford died in a DUI crash on Indiana Avenue and Perry Street.
The fatal incident happened at about 8 p.m. when the 63-year-old Joyce Ford collided into a car.
Authorities rushed Ford’s son, James Ford, to the hospital where he later died. Official court documents describe his cause of death as “devastating brain injury.” Also, a dog riding the same car was killed in the crash.
Ford told the authorities that she had used prescription drugs and smoked meth two days prior to the incident.
Police arrested her for failing several sobriety tests. They also knew that she was driving with her licensed suspended third degree.
They booked Ford in Spokane County Jail for vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended license.
Sweet Lawyers express their sincere condolences to the bereaved of James Ford. May you find courage in this difficult time.
The Aftermath of Fatal Crash
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death.
As the loved ones of the deceased victims grieve, it is important to recognize that if your family loses a member in an accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
Ultimately, a wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member an opportunity at justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand. That’s why hiring an experienced legal representative will give you peace of mind that you have an advocate in your corner, one that also makes sure your rights are respected, and that justice is served. Having a lawyer after such a traumatizing event will provide your family the space to heal while making sure your loved one is vindicated,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Therefore, reach out to us if you’ve been affected by the loss of a loved one. Sweet Lawyers website chatagents are available to answer your questions 24/7. Above all, we value and respect our clients, so we offer free and confidential consultations. Call us at (800) 674 7852.