A 20-year old driver who was using his father’s Jeep Wrangler when he crashed into a Suzuki vehicle, killing its driver and 2 other passengers, is facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the daughter of the Suzuki car driver.
The young driver was a student at the University of North Carolina and used a fake ID to get drinks at bars the night before the crash. His father is being sued because he owned the jeep and allowed his son to drive it on the day of the accident.
Blood Alcohol and Marijuana Content
The defendant tested for alcohol and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.17, a level significantly higher than the minimum level of blood alcohol content for indicating alcohol impairment. He also tested positive for marijuana in his system at the time of the accident. The wrongful death case is claiming $25,000 in compensatory damages and an undisclosed amount in punitive damages.
Claiming Compensation for Wrongful Death
California statutes allow certain surviving family members of a deceased person to claim compensation for the untimely death of their relative if it is caused by the negligence or fault of another person. In arriving at a value for a wrongful death claim, medical bills of the deceased arising from the accident, funeral costs, and loss of financial support that can be reasonably expected from the deceased.
You may also claim damages to compensate for your pain and suffering arising from the loss of a loved one.
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