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Pauline Gonzalez Killed by Consecutive Crashes on Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Palmdale
Palmdale, CA (April 11, 2022) – Pauline Gonzalez (28) was identified as a fatality of multiple consecutive accidents on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Palmdale. According to the Antelope Valley Times, the crashes happened at around 2:13 am on Saturday (April 9).
According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP), Gonzalez drove a 1996 Buick sedan going southbound on State Route 14 near Palmdale Boulevard. Then, she collided with a Honda sedan. Afterward, Gonzalez left the vehicle because it became disabled on the no. 4 lane due to the impact.
While walking on the no.4 lane, Gonzalez and her Buick got hit by a 2006 Ford F-150 driven by Palmdale citizen Osvaldo Garcia (23).
Pauline Gonzalez got hit multiple times on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway.
Gonzalez died after sustaining fatal injuries from consecutive collisions. Meanwhile, Garcia sustained no injuries.
Authorities arrested Garcia after the crash. However, the incident is still under investigation by the CHP. If you have any information about this crash, contact Officer Steadmon at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at 661-948-8541.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Pauline Gonzalez.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Palmdale
In this case, the family members of Pauline Gonzalez 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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Google Map of Consecutive Collisions in Palmdale, CA
More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for a crash, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
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However, different state laws can have variations of applicable traffic laws. For example, some states allow multiple drivers to become liable for a crash. This is why thorough investigations are important after a car crash. Findings can make a strong case and show the liability of the at-fault party. These can help guarantee your compensation. Likewise, a car crash attorney can also help you determine all your options, so you can fully recover from the crash. Learn more about car accident lawyers in California 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 Pauline Gonzalez.
Certainly, nothing can relieve 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 car 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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