3 People Dead After Single-Car Crash in Amador County
Amador County, CA (March 3, 2023) — According to California Highway Patrol, three people were killed in a single-car crash Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at around 1:54 PM on Irish Hill Road between Rancho Murieta and Plymouth.
CHP states that a 40-year-old driver in a Toyota Echo from Ione was speeding down the road with two minor passengers, a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old. At some point, the driver lost control of the Toyota and crashed into a tree on the side of the road, killing the driver and both of the children.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, but it is still under investigation. So far, CHP reports that both children were unrestrained at the time of the crash and that speeding was the most likely cause.
Condolences to Those Affected by This Recent California Car Accident
Our hearts go out to those who have lost a loved one in this devastating accident. Preventable crashes like these are all too common in California, and they destroy far too many lives. The mental anguish that losing a loved one causes to families and friends is life altering, and we believe that they deserve recompense for that loss. We hope that those close to these victims are able to find the justice they deserve.
Knowing Your Legal Options as a Loved One
Losing a family member in a single-car crash or other horrible accident leaves loved ones wondering what comes next. Unfortunately, many don’t realize that the loss of their family member can forever alter their mental health. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or other issues, there are options for those who feel that loss every day.
If you lose someone in an accident like this, it’s important to know that you may have the option of filing a wrongful death claim. In this type of claim, certain family members of the deceased can bring an action to recover a multitude of damages, including:
- Medical expenses incurred by the deceased prior to death;
- Wages that the deceased would have made if they’d lived;
- Loss of household services, guidance, companionship, or consortium;
- Mental health treatment for surviving loved ones; and
- Funeral and burial costs.
These are just a few of the losses that a family may experience after a death. However, every case is unique, so it is important to consult an attorney to understand the full extent of the damages available to you.
Our California Wrongful Death Attorneys Are Here to Help You
If you lost a loved one in this accident or one similar, know that we are here to help answer any questions you have. At Starpoint Law, our attorneys understand the shock and devastation that losing a loved one brings. During these moments, we work hard on behalf of our clients with the sensitivity and compassion they need. To schedule a free case review, please call us or send us a message.