Updated on: 12/28/2021
Actor Paul Walker was killed Saturday in a blazing car accident in Southern California leaving his charity event. He was known as an adrenaline junkie and for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies. Walker was riding in a friend’s Porsche GT; the sports car flew off the road and crashed into a tree. Soon after the crash, the car burst into flames.
The car was driven by Walker’s racing team partner, slammed into a tree and burst into flames. If drag racing is canceled out for a possible cause of death, than investigators are looking into the possibility that another car veered in front of the Porsche and caused the crash.
When friends and family arrived at the scene, the car was unrecognizable and completely engulfed in flames. Walker and the driver’s loved ones appeared at the collision screaming and crying at the dreadful scene.
The Value of Ones life
No one is ever prepared for such a tragic event. When a family member's life is suddenly cut short as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another, the grief and feelings of loss can be overwhelming. When tragedy strikes, you may need the assistance of a wrongful death attorney.
In Washington State, the statute of limitation for most wrongful death cases is three years from the date of death. Consider the following questions during this challenging time of losing a loved one.
Tough questions to consider in a fatal collision:
Was there a roadway design issue?
Since they were leaving a charity event, was alcohol being served?
Was there any malfunction with the vehicle?
Have there been similar accidents on this particular road prior to this accident?
What are the traffic statistics on that particular intersection?
Who will investigate the accident to determine liability?
Is there adequate insurance to cover for the losses?
Were there any traffic cameras?