A simple car ride, an easy trip down the interstate, can result in a nightmare of ambulances, hospitals, and rehabilitation. A car accident where you are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time is one of the worst things that can happen to a person and their loved ones, at the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, our Ventura, California wrongful death lawyers, want to discuss a wrongful death that occurred here in Ventura—a single mother, a victim of a horrible car accident.
What happened in this Ventura wrongful death?
In the summer of 2020, Naya Rivera from the hit television show Glee tragically drowned while her 4-year-old son was on a California lake. She had rented a pontoon boat on the lake, and her body was recovered five days later. Her son was found sleeping on the pontoon, adrift.
Her ex-husband, on behalf of their son, filed a wrongful death claim against Ventura County and the managers of Lake Piru. According to the lawsuit, the pontoon boat lacked a safely accessible ladder, radio, or anchor, or any other equipment to keep swimmers from being separated.
A simple ladder or anchor could have saved this young and very talented woman and mother. Now her son will only have memories of her instead of having her by his side.
Personal Injuries Cause Untold Pain and Suffering
Companies offering experiences such as a boat ride should follow all safety precautions. When you put lives at risk, and tragedy follows, those companies should be held accountable. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, our California wrongful death attorneys, want to help you get the compensation you deserve when your loved ones die due to the neglect of someone else.
The family members of wrongful death have to deal with such problems such as:
- Sudden loss of income for the family
- Unable to keep up with mortgage and rent payments
- Unforeseen legal and medical bills
- Loss of stability in the home
- Emotional and physical trauma
The grief of a loved one is terrible, but also all of the complications seem to multiple the heartache. Navigating the trials and finding the resources to help loved ones during this time, especially the vulnerable ones, is not an easy task. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve so you can move on with your lives.
Please call us for a free consultation on your case
If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by someone’s actions in the Ventura, California area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. We want you to receive compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological care
- Punitive damages
- Medical bills