At Least 1 Dies in Car Crash on Interstate 710 at Interstate 405 in Long Beach
Long Beach, California (April 18, 2022) – At least two cars were involved in a deadly accident on Interstate 710 in Long Beach, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident was reported at around 1:08 a.m. in the northbound lanes at Interstate 405.
First responders found the vehicles blocking the roadway after colliding for unknown reasons.
At least one person died in the collision.
Northbound traffic was being diverted off the freeway to 405 Freeway.
CHP officers are investigating to determine the cause of the accident.
Traffic Collisions Causing Death in California
The report of a fatal crash is tragic news to the family members of the victim and the society at large. Unfortunately, fatal crashes are common on California roads. The saddening fact is that most traffic collisions are caused by human factors that can be easily avoided.
The common causes of traffic collisions in California include; driving at unsafe speeds, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, failure to yield to the right-of-way, among others.
Who Is Responsible?
In most cases, when a traffic crash happens, one of the drivers involved is responsible. However, other parties may also be held accountable. Such parties may include, the other driver’s employer if that motorist was working at the time of the crash, the local government, or the vehicle manufacturer.
What Follows After a Fatal Collision?
California law allows the immediate family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
The victim’s family can file for damages, including, actual expenses such as medical and burial costs, loss of companionship, lost earnings, and other non-economic damages.
Speak with a Long Beach Wrongful Death Attorney
Handling a wrongful death claim is a complicated process that needs legal expertise to ensure justice is served. It is, therefore, advisable to involve an experienced attorney to work on your behalf.
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, contact our law office and get a free legal consultation. Click to call : 866-803-6502.