A rear end fatal accident involving a commercial truck has taken the lives of a father and two of his children. The fatal accident on the 91 freeway occurred early in the morning hours. A commercial gas tanker truck ran into the back of a red Jeep causing the vehicle to lose control. The Jeep veered into the median where it became involved with another vehicle. This second collision caused the Jeep to overturn where it was immediately run into by a third vehicle (a BMW sedan). All three of the occupants of the Jeep lost their lives.
The facts portrayed by the California Highway Patrol or CHP in this case have the hallmarks of a wrongful death action. A commercial truck caused an accident that directly led to the wrongful deaths of those in the Jeep. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases, I can tell you the family of those lost need an expert injury attorney with extensive trial experience. The gas tanker commercial truck is undoubtedly covered by multiple layers of insurance. The lawyers for these insurance companies have greater respect for an attorney who can and will put their client in front of a jury, along with the facts of the case. A jury is likely to be very moved by the facts of this case, and this should lead to an extensive award for the family who must bear this tragic loss.
Insurance companies keep careful records on injury attorneys, and they know that an attorney without extensive jury verdicts is much more likely to settle this case for a lower amount. This fatal accident on the 91 freeway reminds all of us to drive more carefully. Our thoughts go out to the family of the victims in this tragedy. If you have lost a family member or loved one in a fatal accident we invite you to watch our new animated video “What to Look for in an Injury Attorney” and review the extensive reviews and recommendations of our clients. Call us for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. There is no cost to your family out of pocket for our services.