When you are in or around your home, you should never have to worry about being struck by a vehicle. However, the careless and reckless actions of drivers are out of your control. Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys are ready to help you today. We will investigate any car crash that has caused you to harm and work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to discuss a recent crash in South LA that took the life of a mother while she was sleeping in bed.
What Caused This Crash To Happen?
We have learned that a mother who was sleeping in her bed with her daughter has been killed after a car slammed into an apartment building in early July. Police say that the crash happened at 8760 S. Main Street near 87th Place. The vehicle caught fire after the impact.
“They hit somebody inside the building. Apparently, they were sleeping by the window, so the families are devastated,” said one witness to the crash.
Nicole Marks, 45, died in the crash. She was sleeping in the bed with her daughter next to her. The daughter, a 4-year-old, was hospitalized but sustained only minor injuries.
Police say that the car hit the wall, which then hit the bed, causing the fatal injury. Inside the vehicle were a 59-year-old woman driver and a 55-year-old man in the passenger seat. They were both taken to the hospital, but we not badly injured. Investigators say that speed may have been a factor.
According to the Officer of Traffic safety, the majority of Californians say that speeding and aggressive driving is their main concern on the roadways.
During the latest reporting year, there were over 273,000 California car accident injuries. Out of those, there were 14,188 serious traffic crash injuries. There were nearly 4,000 California traffic crash deaths in 2018.
When a person is involved in a vehicle accident, they can sustain serious injuries that lead to major expenses. These expenses include much more than just medical bills. All too often, car accident victims settle with insurance companies before they understand the true costs of a crash. They must also consider the following:
- Lost income if they cannot work
- Long-term care or rehabilitation costs
- Emotion and psychological damages
- The cost of any home renovations to ease mobility
Our Firm Is Ready To Help You Today
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a driver, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Compass Law Group, you can count on our team to get to the bottom of what happened. We know that you need compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible