A sad story out of California reported that a couple was killed, and their three children were injured, when they were struck by a 22-year-old woman who is now suspected of drunk driving. The news report states that the young woman was arrested on the suspicion that she was driving while intoxicated, hit-and-run resulting in death and traffic homicide.
What happened? The police reported to a call about a crash along Newport Coast Drive and South Pelican Hill Road. There, they discovered that a 27-year-old man and 28-year-old woman had passed away in their vehicle. Their three children, 1, 4 and 5, were all in critical condition.
When children lose their parents in crashes, it’s important to fight for compensation
Crashes may take the lives of children’s parents, and that makes it even more important for family members to step in and help them make a claim for compensation that they’ll need to treat their own injuries and medical expenses as well as to have financial support as they get older.
Losing one parent is difficult, but losing both is completely devastating. Fortunately, in cases like these, the parents’ estate may seek compensation, and the children may as well with the help of a guardian or legal representative.
What should you do if you’re appointed as a guardian for children who have lost their parents?
If they lost their parents as a result of a car crash, you or the executor of the parents’ estate may be able to pursue legal action. This may be a complex situation, but you do have legal options that are open to you moving forward.