A single-vehicle crash was reported in San Jose on Monday, January 25th. California Highway Patrol is the law enforcement agency investigating the case. The crash occurred on Highway 87, near West Alma Avenue. The vehicle, a silver Saturn, veered off-road and collided with several objects, including another vehicle, before finally crashing into a wall in the median strip. The Saturn was occupied only by the driver, a 62-year-old man whose name was not disclosed by the authorities. The man was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Can You Still A Personal Injury Claim if the At-Fault Driver Has Passed Away?
Each year, more than 20,000 car accidents will occur in the United States. If you are one of them and was injured in the accident, you may be considering taking legal action against the driver involved. But what if the driver has already passed away? Does this mean that you cannot file any legal claim against them? Well, perhaps not directly. However, it is possible to file against their auto insurance provider, even if they are already deceased. It is also possible to take direct action against the person who will be inheriting the deceased’s estates. To know more about whether any of these actions are viable for your car accident situation, call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation, available 24/7.
Source: Mercury News