Memorial Fund: Family Loses Baby Nevaeh Sessom in Crash; Brother Jasiah, 2, Seriously Injured

PALM DESERT, California —  A Cathedral City family is seeking donations to help pay funeral costs  after the tragic loss of  their 9-month-old baby Nevaeh Sessoms in a car accident Sunday evening,  according to

There were also three other family members who were injured in the crash including the baby girl’s two-year-old brother Jasiah who is reportedly being treated for a brain injury at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The boy’s mother Alyissa Goss, 21, was driving at the time of the crash.

Her sister Elizabeth Goss, 19, is being treated at Desert Regional Medical Center for serious injuries sustained in the car accident.

The car accident took place about 6:45 p.m. on the Interstate 10 freeway just east of Monterey Street exit, according to a coroner report. The driver of a Ford F-150 truck struck the family’s 1997 Saturn and it was then struck by a second truck.– Source: The Sheriff-Coroner Riverside County and local news reports.

Memorial Fund

The family has set up a fund at BBVA Compass bank in Indio to collect donations to help cover funeral costs for Nevaeh Sessoms. The account is in the name of their daughter.

Coping with Tragedy

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 financially due to the loss of income, medical costs, loss of wages, and other costs, said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm.

“Most of the time some sort of human error is responsible for car accidents and police typically can determine the cause of a crash as they investigate the circumstances,” said Thomas, whose practice handles wrongful death claims and personal injury cases.

Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, Thomas 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.

California Law

Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between them and other motorists. Typically the rule is at least three seconds behind another vehicle. Drivers can be cited for not exercising due care and leaving sufficient space between cars on our roadways.

Indeed, under California Vehicle Code Section 21703 following too closely: “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.

Personal Injury Law Firm

Have you been injured in a California or Nevada car accident by a negligent driver? Do you need a California Personal Injury Law Firm? For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Thomas Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious traffic accidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Indeed, the car accident law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.

Thomas is a California Personal Injury Law Firm with a track record of proven results. 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 1-877-426-0695 to speak with our car accident law firm. Thomas 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, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.










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