Lucerne Valley, CA — On Thursday, February 1, 2024, on State Route 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, a 20-year-old West Covina man Luamata Halaholo was killed in a head-on collision, according to Victor Valley News.
Around 4:12 PM, emergency responders arrived at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Old Woman Springs and Post Office Road. There they found two vehicles, a red sedan and a black sedan, in which Halaholo had been trapped by the collision.
Life-saving efforts from emergency responders were unable to save Halaholo, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other injured persons received transport to a nearby hospital from the crash, including the driver of the black sedan and a man and a woman from the red sedan. The woman indicated that she had no sensation in her legs following the accident.
Investigations into the cause of the collision are ongoing.
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 with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.
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.
Personal Injury Claims
When the actions of reckless drivers lead to injuries for others, the cost of caring for those injuries should not fall upon their victims. Filing a claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver can offer compensation to help cover medical bills and time taken off of work to recover from injuries.
Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.