Vehicle crashes can be horrific for those involved and their family members. In the aftermath of a serious crash, victims of family members are often looking for answers to serious questions. Who was at fault? Is there any compensation available? How much does an attorney cost?
Victims of car accidents can count on Edward “Skip” Babbitt to be by their side. Skip is a skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney who is ready to help you secure the compensation you need.
A recent crash led to the death of an Army veteran
David Ramirez, a 23-year-old father and Army veteran, was killed earlier this month in a multi-car crash involving a wrong-way driver in Chula Vista. Ramirez’s father, Leopaldo Ramirez, says that he raced to the scene of the crash on southbound Interstate 5 and L Street as soon as he knew an incident had occurred. When he got there, he said, “I thought in my head, if that’s my son’s car, definitely he’s one of the dead ones because it was hit head-on. It was hit from the side and it looked like the car rolled over a couple of times.”
It was, indeed, his son’s vehicle. The California Highway Patrol received a call at around 5:00 in the morning reports of a wrong-way driver. They were not able to respond before this crash occurred. Along with the death of Ramirez, another female victim was killed but she has not been publicly identified. Two other people sustained major injuries and were taken to the hospital. This incident is still under investigation.
Wrong-way crashes are often devastating
Wrong-way crashes often result in severe injuries or death for those involved. That is because these incidents often involved one or both vehicles travelling at high rates of speed slamming into one another. It is not uncommon for our car accident attorneys to help clients have sustained the following after a wrong-way crash:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Unfortunately, these incidents often lead to death for drivers and passengers. In many cases, we find that wrong-way incidents are caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs who do not even realize they are driving down the wrong side of the road. In other cases, wrong-way crashes are caused by distracted drivers who take a wrong turn.
Let us help secure the compensation you need
If you or somebody you care about has been injured or if you have lost a loved one, due to a car accident, seek legal assistance today. You can count on Edward “Skip” Babbitt to help you get through this. Skip is an experienced Chula Vista wrongful death attorney who will thoroughly investigate every aspect of what happened in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Cost of any pre-death medical care
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of consortium or companionship damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible