On Friday, September 25th, a solo vehicle accident was reported on Long Beach. The incident was estimated to have taken place around 6:30 p.m. The only occupant of the vehicle, the driver, died at the scene. Long Beach Police Department is the lead investigator in the case.
The driver was identified as Favian Esquivias, an 18-year-old man. He was driving his car, a 2002 Subaru WRX as he heads south on Cherry Avenue. Suddenly, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median divider before eventually striking a tree. The cause of the accident is yet to be discovered.
Are Family Members of At-Fault Driver Liable for the Victim’s Damages?
Yes, if the at-fault driver is underaged or incapacitated in any way. You can also be held liable for the damages incurred by victims if the at-fault driver dies and you are the beneficiary of their estates. It is impossible to deal with this type of situation without consulting a lawyer beforehand. A legal counsel would be able to represent your interest and pursue the case on your behalf. If you’d like assistance from one of our attorneys when you are facing damage claims on behalf of an at-fault driver, you can call us at (877) 871-3256.