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Family of 8 Involved in ‘Horrific’ Car Crash That Kills 2 of the Children in California

Brad and Crystal Sparks were returning home to San Diego from their vacation in San Antonio, Texas, on Interstate 10 westbound. Crystal was exhausted, but Brad and their six children slept soundly in their Chevy Suburban. Rather than wake Brad, she decided to drive all the way home.

The Suburban rolled down over and over down a cliff until it was upside down and crushed. Brad’s voice commands from his Apple Watch reached the New Mexico State Police who found the vehicle at 12:30 am after their children managed to get out of their seatbelts and walk to the highway for help.

Bailey (12) and Landon (10) died in the crash. Crystal’s lung was punctured by her broken ribs, and her foot and shoulder were shattered.

Crystal’s baby, due in October, is healthy with a strong heartbeat. A go fund me page for the family raised $214,000 to help the family with their medical bills, funeral costs, and grief. They hope to also replace their vehicle.

The cause of the accident is presumed to be Crystal’s fatigue, but maybe road conditions or defective equipment contributed to the accident. Our personal injury lawyer for claims involving minors can investigate all the causative factors in the single car accident. Determinations of negligence are based on motor vehicle laws and regulations and medical and car insurance policies. Four types of legal negligence are:

  • Comparative
  • Contributory
  • Imputed
  • Entrustment

OnStar contains valuable information about your accident. Maybe, the breaks failed. Maybe a section of the road washed out during a storm. Maybe, concrete dividers or guard rails were destroyed in a landslide. Our Los Angeles child injury attorney strives to maximize financial compensation for clients’ personal injuries or children’s wrongful deaths.

Third-Party Personal Injury Lawsuit
Unfortunately, the automobile insurance company in this case is not liable for loss due to willful acts of the parent or guardian. The maximum liability of your insurance company per Section 533 of California Insurance Code is $10,000, but the accident victims can be awarded financial compensation for their injuries resulting from wrongful or negligent acts of others. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorney can bring a personal injury case to make all third parties who contributed to this accident pay for the accident victims’ medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering due to the accident.

Wrongful Death
Comparative and contributory negligence does not bar you from receiving compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyer for claims involving minors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against third-parties who contributed to the death of the Sparks children. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks financial compensation for the death of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit, in this case, would pay for the burial expenses of the deceased children and compensate the family for their losses.

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Contact our Los Angeles injury lawyer immediately after an automobile accident even if the situation seems hopeless. Our Los Angeles child injury attorney has 35 years of experience preserving and advocating for the rights of accident victims. Our Los Angeles injury lawyer is available 24 hours each day seven hours per week to listen to the details of your accident.

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