3-year-old Dies After Being Ejected From SUV
Tuesday, August 6th, 3-year-old Kayden Hart was ejected from a Chevrolet Yukon before it crashed into a home. This took place after the driver, 19-year-old Kierra Lee ran a stop sign. Hart and Lee were taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, Hart died and 43-year-old Jeff Brinson, the driver of the other vehicle, is in critical condition. Lee remains in stable condition.
This disheartening situation involves victims of a car crash. Not only do victims endure the pain and suffering of the physical injuries sustained because of the negligence of a third party, but they will also likely face the expenses of lost wages and massive medical bills. An airlift or ambulance ride to the emergency room can easily cost $10,000; at which point PIP benefits have been exhausted but the victim still faces long months of physical therapy and perhaps even surgery. Many times serious injuries resulting from the car accident do not present themselves immediately; serious lumbar and spinal injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries and/or other significant illnesses may take time to progress and become noticeable.
A victim must prove four things when bringing a car accident claim; (1) duty, (2) breach, (3) causation, and (4) damages. The victim must prove that the defendant owed the victim a duty to drive his vehicle in a responsible manner. The victim must also prove that the defendant’s actions, i.e., running a red light, texting and/or talking on the phone while driving, driving intoxicated, speeding or failing to obey any other traffic law, was a breach of said duty. After Mr. Izquierdo has established that defendant had a duty and that he breached said duty, he has established negligence. However, for the victim to recover, he must also prove that the damages sustained where caused by the defendant’s negligence. Often times insurance company will try to claim that the injuries were pre-existing and where not caused by their insured’s negligence. Insurance companies will also try to claim that the victim was negligent in some way and that they should be barred from recovery. Because an insurance company is in the business of making money by trying to avoid paying out claims, it is essential that you retain Mr. Izquierdo as your attorney. He works closely with an expert medical team to establish that the injuries sustained by our clients were a result of the defendant’s negligence. Mr. Izquierdo will make sure that the insurance companies do not avoid liability or paying, as they should.
Furthermore, Hart died, which may be deemed a wrongful death. Wrongful death cases are complicated due to requiring the assistance of a capable attorney like Mr. Alexis Izquierdo. Many times it can be difficult to obtain a complete picture of how the events happened because the victim, the person with first-hand knowledge, is not here to give us their story. In order to assist with putting the victim’s story together, Mr. Izquierdo relies on the official death reports prepared by the medical examiner’s office and the homicide detectives. He also retains his own investigators to look into the events that led to the tragic death. Furthermore, Mr. Izquierdo seeks the guidance of medical experts to better understand the medical reasons behind the death of the victim.
If your loved one has died or you have been injured in an automobile accident, you should seek representation from our experienced team at The Izquierdo Law Firm. You should not have to fight alone! Please contact The Izquierdo Law Firm for a free consultation.