Leticia Gutierrez de Ordaz is Identified as Fatality in Truck Accident on I-5 in San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA (April 14, 2022) – Leticia Gutierrez de Ordaz (64) died after getting involved in a truck crash on Interstate 5 in South Bay, San Diego. According to FOX 5, the crash happened at around 11:00 am on Tuesday.
According to authorities, Gutierrez de Ordaz rode as a passenger in a truck driven by her husband. When he tried to change lanes, the truck then collided with another vehicle and rolled over multiple times. This collision happened northbound on I-5 somewhere near Coronado Avenue.
Leticia Gutierrez de Ordaz was a passenger in a truck that crashed and rolled over northbound on I-5.
Reports indicated that a Volkswagen Jetta hit the truck from behind, causing the truck to roll over. Afterwards, Gutierrez de Ordaz got thrown off the truck. Responders arrived and transported Gutierrez de Ordaz to the hospital. However, she was later pronounced dead.
Gutierrez de Ordaz’s husband and the Jetta’s female driver also sustained injuries in the crash.
So far, the California Highway Patrol believes that alcohol or drugs weren’t factors in this collision.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Leticia Gutierrez de Ordaz.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in San Diego
In this case, the family members of Leticia Gutierrez de Ordaz can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to a crash, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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More About Truck Accident Liability
When it comes to truck accidents, the person or entity that owns the truck can become liable for the crash. Truck drivers usually have contract-based work relationships with their employers. Truck drivers can also end up in a legal mess if investigations determine that they violated trucking standards, causing the crash.
During the investigations, other contributing factors might be uncovered, like driver’s fatigue or maintenance failure. Federal and state trucking laws impose standards on truck driver work hours, speed limits, and driver sleep requirements. If investigations find any violations of these standards, more parties can become liable for the crash.
Trucking accident attorneys can help you check if any regulations were violated, contributing to the crash. Their duties generally include:
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Learn more about trucking accident lawyers in Califonia here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Leticia Gutierrez de Ordaz.
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno, and Sacramento. Likewise, consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including truck accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
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