Losing a family member is certainly a devastating event. Whether it's your parents, sibling, or grandparents, you will feel a sense of loss when a loved one passes away. A part of you goes along with the loved one and it's perfectly normal to feel sad for sometime. Yet, death is a natural part of life and it must be accepted as such. Sometimes, it may not be natural. When people find out that the death of their loved one is wrongly caused by the action or inaction of another party, their depression will be overshadowed by some anger and frustration.
Wrongful Death in Santa Monica?
Just like everywhere else in the world, wrongful deaths can happen in Santa Monica, California. If your loved one has suffered a Santa Monica wrongful death, you should contact a seasoned Los Angeles wrongful death attorney Art Majlessi, at the Majlessi Law Firm, as soon as possible.
On July 16, 2003, there was a fatal accident at the Farmer's Market in Santa Monica involving an 86 year old man who plowed his 1992 Buick Le Sabre through the crowd, killing 10 people and injuring 63 people. It was one of the most high profile accidents in the United States, attracting a lot of debate about the possible dangers posed by elderly drivers. In the horrific accident, the driver's car hit another car from behind before it picked up speed around a sign which clearly showed that the road was closed, stuck some wooden sawhorses, and finally crashed into the heavily crowded marketplace, estimated to be going at about 40 to 60 mph. According to the driver, he has erroneously stepped on the accelerator pedal when he was actually aiming for the brake. On October 20, 2006, the driver was found guilty of all charges, and he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. A month later, the driver received probation because he was judged to be too ill to be put in jail. The judge also ordered the defendant to pay fines and compensation to the families of the victims. In a further series of civil lawsuits for wrongful death, amongst other injuries, the City of Santa Monica had paid settlement sums of up to $21 million, as of May 22, 2008.
Are You Looking for the Best Wrongful Death Attorney in Santa Monica?
No matter the complexity or difficulty of your Santa Monica wrongful death case, trial lawyer Art Majlessi at the Majlessi Law Firm has the experience to get you the maximum monetary recovery. In Los Angeles County, Art Majlessi has consistently proven to be a great wrongful death lawyer. We believe Art Majlessi is one of the best wrongful death attorneys. Give us a call today, and Art Majlessi will review your case right away and will meet with you to discuss your wrongful death case in person.
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