A middle-aged man was in critical condition after getting into a head-on collision on Friday afternoon. He succumbed to his injuries Sunday afternoon. The other driver was intoxicated and was booked into San Mateo County jail on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs. He broke both of his legs in a head-on collision. Both of the men were transported to Stanford Hospital. This tragic incident occurred on Highway 1 near the Santa Cruz County line. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the surviving family.
Tragic accidents like these happen too often. Losing a loved one under catastrophic circumstances is uncharted territory for most people. Legal action for wrongful death cases belongs to the descendant’s immediate family members, usually a surviving spouse, children or sometimes parents. Family members of a wrongful death victim can recoup expenses for a wide variety of items, including emotional damages associated with loss of love, loss companionship and moral support, medical bills, funeral costs, financial support, inheritance, and anticipated future earnings. Our experienced lawyers advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another, please contact our law office for a free case consultation.