Car Accident Attorney Serving Los Angeles
Vehicular manslaughter is a criminal offense that is related to causing the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle. This offense is often related to DUI, but may be related to various situations wherein a driver is operating his or her vehicle in a reckless manner and with a disregard for the lives and safety of others. For example, racing, reckless driving or drunk driving may be grounds for vehicular manslaughter charges.
If a loved one was involved in a fatal accident, our law firm may be able to help. Pacific Attorney Group handles car accident claims and lawsuits throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we offer a free initial case review to discuss your particular situation and what we can do to help you.
Was a Loved One the Victim of Vehicular Manslaughter?
If you lost a loved one because a driver committed vehicular manslaughter, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. In this way, you can seek justice in civil court. In addition to criminal charges that the driver will most likely face in criminal court, you can bring him or her to justice with a civil lawsuit. The driver may face imprisonment and other serious penalties if convicted in criminal court, and serious financial penalties if convicted in civil court. By winning an out-of-court settlement or a jury verdict on your behalf with a civil lawsuit, you can recover money for medical expenses, funeral costs, and the other damages associated with your loss. Although this cannot even begin to compensate you for what you have experienced, it may go a long way in enabling you to build a secure future for you and your family.
For a consultation regarding your case, contact a Los Angeles fatal car accident lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.