Articles Tagged with Oakland wrongful death law firm

102abqkkhby-rezaul-karim-200x300A vehicle crashed into a Muni bus stand, injuring 10 people, several of them critically. The accident occurred on Stockton Street in Chinatown. The crash is under investigation. According to reports, the crash happened when a driver lost control of her vehicle. First, the car hit a parked vehicle and a moving car before careening into the bus stop enclosure. The crash happened on December 22, 2016.

Injuries Due to the Crash

Many people suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident. Reportedly, injuries included broken bones, head and neck injuries, and back injuries. An elderly woman suffered fractures to her pelvis, ribs, and leg. Most victims are expected to make a full recovery, but several were initially listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

childhands'Working in accident law means we often see people at the very worst moments of their lives.  This is difficult, but it is also a privilege and it motivates our team to do our very best work for every single client.  As an Oakland wrongful death lawyer, Attorney Greg Brod has experience helping people move forward after tragedy and understands that compensation helps, even though no money can never bring back a lost loved one.  Nowhere is this more true than in cases involving the wrongful death of a parent who leaves behind one or more minor children.

Discovery Bay Crash Leaves Parents Dead, Children Injured

A car crash near Discovery Bay last weekend claimed the life of a mother and father, orphaning three children, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.  At 11:22 P.M. on Sunday, the family was in a Dodge van travelling east on Highway 4 and approaching Old River Bridge when an on-coming Chevrolet swerved into their lane.  The Chevrolet crashed into the van, forcing it off the road and causing it to overturn in a drainage canal.

Wrongful death cases are always emotional, even for a law firm that deals with them on a regular basis, however, this work can be incredibly rewarding.  When our Oakland wrongful death law firm helps a grieving family recover compensation, we allow a family to begin to move forward from a terrible tragedy alleviating some of their most pressing financial concerns and also providing a sense of justice.  Whether it is a deadly auto accident such as the accident that claimed 5 lives in the Sierra foothills on Saturday, a dangerously defective product, or any other danger created by someone else’s negligence, California wrongful death law  and the Brod Law Firm can help.

Deadly Accident Involved Santa Rosa Vehicle

The Oakland Tribune reports that a vehicle registered in Santa Rosa was one of two cars involved in a deadly collision near Sonora on Saturday.  Calling it one of the worst accidents the area has seen in a while, California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) officials say that an SUV and a sedan collided in a head-on crash on Highway 120 near Smith Station Road around 6:30 Saturday evening.  Four people travelling in the SUV died at the scene while one was airlifted to a Modesto hospital.  The driver of the sedan also perished while his sole passenger was taken to the same hospital for treatment of major injuries.

While the original Law & Order may no longer be in production, legal dramas continue to abound.  Often, a key moment in the fictional courtroom involves whether or not the so-called “smoking gun” is admissible in court.  These dramas can also highlight the interplay of the criminal and civil systems.  Today’s blog entry looks at these issues in the context of a tragic shooting.  First, we briefly examine the hearsay rule and its exceptions. Second, we remind readers that our Oakland violent injury law firm can help clients pursue civil claims for violent injury regardless of what happens in a criminal tribunal.

Criminal Charges Filed Based on Dying Man’s Declaration

This week, the Oakland Tribune reported that authorities have filed murder and weapons charges tied to a fatal East Oakland shooting.  In the early hours of September 3, police were called to the 9800 block of Burr Street where they found a 22-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  According to police, the man made a dying declaration to officers identifying his shooter prior to passing away at a nearby hospital.  Police located the named 31-year-old Richmond resident.  Officers say he admitted to involvement in the shooting but a motive is unknown.