There are various reasons that wrongful death lawsuits arise, and they all stem from alleged on the part of another individual, company, or entity. Today, our San Diego wrongful death attorney wants to discuss a wrongful death case that has been filed against the city of Lemon Grove by the parents of a 13-year-old boy who was killed in May. Edward “Skip” Babbitt understands that these cases are difficult, and he is ready to help families of this suffering after a loss.
What caused this boy’s death?
Tanya and Antonee Harris filed the wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Lemon Grove over the death of their 13-year-old son, Trevon.
Trevon was struck and killed by a vehicle at around 6 p.m. on May 3 on San Miguel Avenue near 69th Street after the boy was allegedly chased by a dog into the street.
Now, Trevon’s parents claim that Lemon Grove was partially responsible for the boy’s death because they did not Install speed bumps or other measures to slow traffic along San Miguel Avenue, the main street through the city. The lawsuit says that Lemon Grove officials knew that the road was dangerous and had perceived multiple complaints from both residents as well as San Miguel Elementary School officials.
The complaint reads, “Lemon Grove did nothing to protect the welfare of school-aged children, including Trevon.”
The wrongful death complaint also claims that the driver of the vehicle that struck Treyvon as well as the owner of the dog that allegedly chased him into the street is also responsible for the boy’s death.
The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages for legal, funeral in burial expenses, as well as the cost of grief counselling and psychological treatment for Trevon’s family.
The Lemon Grove city attorney has referred reporters to a report issued by the sheriff’s department that determined that the driver had no fault in the incident. However, we should point out that the report likely does not say anything about preventative measures that should or should not have been taken by Lemon Grove. Civil wrongful death cases are not contingent on criminal charges being filed against a negligent party.
We can help you get through this
If you have lost a loved one or due to the careless, reckless, or intentional actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You will find a compassionate inexperienced attorney in Edward “Skip” Babbitt. Skip has a track record of success with these cases. He will thoroughly investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation your family deserves, which can include:
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of consortium or companionship damages
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Cost of pre-death medical care
- Punitive damages against those responsible