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Driver Killed and Passenger Injured in Van Nuys Accident

A single-vehicle crash was reported in Van Nuys on Friday, January 1st. California Highway Patrol was one of the first responders at the scene. The incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. on 405 Freeway, near Victory Boulevard. A 2017 Audi R8 was traveling south on the freeway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Audi then crashed into a field near the Woodley Park Archery Range and blew up in flames. The driver, a 41-year-old man, died in the vehicle while his passenger, a 38-year-old man, survived with severe injuries. He was brought to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for treatment. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Can Passengers File A Claim Against A Deceased At-Fault Driver?

There may be times when, after a car accident, the passengers survived with injuries, while the at-fault driver was pronounced dead at the scene. When such situations happen, as a victim, you may think that you cannot pursue a claim against the deceased, even though their actions still affect you until now. You need to know that as a victim of a car accident, you are entitled to take legal action against the at-fault driver – whether they are dead or alive. Remember that in California, ownership of auto insurance is mandatory, and thus you should be able to file a claim against their auto insurance as a victim. To know more about how to begin the process of filing a claim against a deceased at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider, call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation on your case.

Source: CBS Los Angeles

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