Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP Represents Family of UC Irvine Student Killed in Fatal Two-Car Crash

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On July 1, 2017, a fatal two-car crash in Irvine claimed the lives of two victims and injured several others. The family of one of the victims killed in the accident – a 24-year-old UC Irvine student from Los Angeles who was a passenger in one of the vehicles – has retained our legal team to represent them in a pending wrongful death case.

As a collision with tragic consequences, this incident is still being meticulously investigated by local authorities and by our firm’s legal team. The cause of the crash is still unclear, and law enforcement is looking into whether speeding or drugs or alcohol were contributing factors. Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to call the Irvine Police Department.

The facts of the case involve a crash between two sedans shortly after 3:00 am on Saturday July 1st at the intersection of Michelson Drive and Harvard Avenue. Following the collision, one of the vehicles carrying two people caught fire. A passenger was removed from that vehicle by witnesses, and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Both the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle, the UC Irvine student whose family has retained our firm, died at the scene. Two other passengers also suffered critical injuries and were taken to a trauma center.

In cases as difficult and devastating as this particular incident, our firm goes above and beyond in our efforts to provide the compassionate support and representation clients need. We also work diligently to conduct our own investigations into what took place, and to help families as they navigate their wrongful death case. These cases are designed to provide families who lose loved ones in preventable wrecks with financial compensation for their losses, including their emotional and mental anguish.

Just as we have done for the many victims and families we have represented across Southern California over the years, we intend to leverage our decades of combined experience and trial skills for the benefits of our clients and their recovery of damages. While no amount of compensation can serve as recompense for the tragic and unexpected loss of loved one, it can help families as they put their lives back together, and provide a sense of justice by holding at-fault parties accountable for their negligence.

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