With the beginning of the New Year, it is common for some people to look forward to the coming year while others take the time to remember the year that has passed. For some people who have lost family members, the New Year can be a powerful reminder of things that have been lost.
This year, there were 300 people in Fresno, who went to a remembrance for a 9-year old boy who was the victim of a car accident that resulted in the boy’s wrongful death. The boy’s name was Sebastian Amezcua. The people had come to remember him and celebrate an image of the boy who had been put on a Float that would be participating in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena.
The person who had caused Sebastian’s wrongful death faced criminal charges and was sentenced to 5 years, 4 months in a penitentiary for juveniles.
Situations that involve the death of anyone can be emotionally challenging after a loved one’s life is cut short as the result of the negligence of another. There may be emotional trauma, and there may be significant medical bills associated with the death. Though economic settlements and jail time will never feel like enough, unfortunately, this is what the Courts offer.
Understanding Your Options in a Wrongful Death Case
If someone you know has had a family member suffer a wrongful death, it is important to talk to an attorney who understands these types of cases. At Redkey Gordon, we treat our clients with compassion, and with a genuine interest in maximizing the financial compensation in these terrible situations.
Though a financial settlement is never sufficient, it is still important that it be handled properly and professionally. There are many issues that are significant in making sure everyone receives a fair award. For example, in cases involving a wrongful death, there may be multiple people who will divide the settlement award. Redkey Gordon is experienced in all aspects of a wrongful death case and can help to arrive at an agreement that all of the interested parties are willing to accept.
Wrongful death cases are complex and require an attorney who has experience with these types of cases. In order for the case to be handled properly and for the healing to begin, it is important to talk to an attorney who is familiar with handling these types of cases. If you have questions about your case or how Redkey Gordon can help you, we invite you to call us for a free consultation at (209) 267-1685.