North Hills, CA (October 17, 2021) – Sebastian Chavez, an 18 month old toddler, was killed by a SUV involved in a two-vehicle crash on Nordhoff Street, near Langdon Avenue in Los Angeles County.
The collision was reported around 07:35 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division, firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene shortly thereafter. Chavez was in his stroller on the sidewalk when two vehicles crashed, propelling the driver of a silver Honda HR-V onto the sidewalk, where he struck the stroller and a tamale stand.
The silver Honda HR-V was making a left turn when it collided with a grey sedan that was possibly a Toyota Camry. The Honda driver’s foot appeared to be stuck when it was propelled. Once they were able to back up, they stayed at the scene. However the Toyota driver continued east on Nordhoff without offering assistance to the toddler or the woman who owned the tamale stand, who was also injured.
Police and first responders found Chavez after he had been pinned between the Honda and a brick planter. Chavez was transported to a local area hospital where he passed away. There have been no arrests in the case as the investigation is still under way.
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Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in North Hills
In this case, the family members of Sebastian Chavez 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 an accident, 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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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Sebastian Chavez
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s important to have a strong team of experienced personal injury attorneys handling your case. Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, North Hills, and Sacramento. Our lawyers can help you get justice as well as the compensation you rightfully deserve, including car accident settlements and more. 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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