The state of California made a valiant effort to reduce the population of residents incarcerated in the overcrowded prison system. Experts saw overcrowding as a major factor in the problems faced by the state prison system. Despite the noble effort, the initiative had some unintended side effects, and one of them is the increased potential for a wrongful death to occur in a county jail.
Learning that a loved one has died due to injuries suffered in a California car accident is devastating. Coping with the aftermath of such news often wreaks havoc upon grieving family members. When accident victims are children, grief is intensified. Many collisions are the result of negligent driving behavior; in cases of fatal injury, an immediate family member may file a wrongful death claim to seek justice on behalf of the decedent.