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By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Car Accident on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Fatal Accident Family Were Subjects of Abuse Allegations, Confirms State

On March 26, an SUV carrying a family of eight plunged over a cliff in Northern California, with all family members believed to have been killed in the incident. The bodies of the parents, Jennifer and Sarah Hart, were found at the scene, alongside those of three of their six children. At the time of writing, searches for the other three children are ongoing. Both boats and aircraft have been deployed to recover the bodies of the three remaining Hart children. Since the tragic incident claimed the lives of the entire family, it has emerged that the family were at the center of abuse allegations, as the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services confirming that unsuccessful attempts to contact the parents had been made on several occasions in the days immediately prior. A report of possible child abuse or neglect was made on March 23.

No evidence, or indication, that this was an intentional act has, as yet, been uncovered by the police, although anyone with information about the family over the 24 hours previous has been asked to contact local law enforcement officials.

Involved in a Los Angeles Car Accident? How an Attorney Could Help

Despite what may appear to be suspicious circumstances, the tragic death of the entire Hart family is, at present, considered to be an accident. While car accidents occur in Los Angeles on a daily basis, this story is unusual, although death and serious injury do regularly arise from collisions on the road. If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, or lost a loved one in a collision, you should speak to an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney immediately to identify the best way to proceed.

When you are coming to terms with the emotional turmoil and trauma associated with car accidents and serious injuries, you are unlikely to have the headspace to consider many of the practicalities. For one, how will you and your family survive while you are unable to work due to your injuries? Rather than attempting to navigate an unfamiliar, and potentially very challenging, legal environment alone, let us handle your case while you concentrate on what is really important – recovering from your injuries and moving on with your life.

The circumstances of every Los Angeles car accident are different, so your attorney will act in a way most suited to your individual case but, generally, you can expect their legal representation to include:

  • Collecting sufficient evidence to determine liability
  • Establishing all potential sources for recovery
  • Assessing the full value of your injuries and damages
  • Negotiating with your insurance company to recover maximum compensation on your behalf
  • Communicating with all parties involved in the car accident
  • Preparing a formal complaint and, if required, filing a lawsuit
  • Representing you expertly, both inside and outside of the courtroom

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