ANAHEIM, California — Maria Valenzuela, 42, of Anaheim was died Friday just three days after she was seriously injured as a passenger in a car crash on the Interstate 5 freeway north of La Palma Avenue, according to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The car accident took place on Tuesday about 9:18 p.m. after the vehicle became disabled and another vehicle struck it from behind. Valenzuela was taken by paramedics to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where she died of her injuries at 5:02 p.m. on Friday, April 27.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the Anaheim car accident to determine why it happened. The family of Maria Valenzuela will need to contact police to obtain a police report to find out more details about the crash.
Anaheim Car Accident Statistics
The city of Anaheim reported 23 deaths and 1,970 injuries due to car accidents in 2009, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, Attorney West Seegmiller explains. The investigation will seek to find out if either driver was under the influence of alcohol, distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash that were illegal or reckless.
“Families of victims killed in car accidents not only have to cope with the loss of a loved one, but later their lives may be forever changed due to the loss of income and other costs,” said Seegmiller.
Anaheim Car Accident Law Firm
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident we know that this is a difficult time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victim. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.
Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Our staff is compassionate and understands the pain its clients are going through. We know that this is a difficult time for those who have been injured and for the families of those who have been killed.
There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.
Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our car accident law firm. Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.