Concord, CA – The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports that, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, Jacek Romanski, 75, of Berkeley died in a private plane crash that also struck a vehicle at a Bay Area intersection in Concord, hospitalizing the yet-unnamed driver.
Reports from the FAA indicate that Romanski had only recently taken off from Buchanan Field Airport in a single-engine Vans RV-6, when it appeared to perform an abrupt nosedive around 10:30 AM.
The driver of the vehicle struck was escorted to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Investigations into the cause of the airplane crash are ongoing.
Personal Injury Claims
After a vehicular accident, in addition to emotional distress, victims and their families can be overwhelmed with the sudden financial burdens of medical bills, loss of income due to recovery time, and in unfortunate circumstances, burial fees.
The responsibility for these costs should fall upon the driver responsible for such injuries and their insurance provider. However, insurance companies will try to minimize the compensation for any claim they cannot deny, which is why having the help of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in ensuring justice for victims of vehicular accidents.
Wrongful Death Claims
Even in cases where criminal charges are not brought to bear, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.