Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, Della Shaker, Esq., is distressed by the wrongful death of one of LAPD’s finest motorcycle officers who was struck by a suspected DUI driver while stopped at a traffic light in Sun Valley around 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014.
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Amy Powell of Los Angeles News, KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA, reported that a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was listed in critical condition after being pinned between two vehicles in the Sun Valley area Saturday afternoon. The report went on to state that Investigators say the officer was stopped at a traffic light when he was struck from behind by a red SUV travelling at a high rate of speed. The officer was pinned in between two vehicles. (Sun Valley crash leaves LAPD cop critically injured)
However, days after the accident and after being rushed to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Officer Chris Cortijo’s condition, the victim in the auto vs. motorcycle accident, apparently turned for the worse.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Carollyn Nguyen of Los Angeles News, KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA, reported that “The LAPD motorcycle officer who was struck by a suspected DUI driver in Sun Valley over the weekend has died.” It was also mentioned in the report that Officer Cortijo was a 26-year LAPD veteran who worked at the department’s Valley Traffic Division. Police Chief Charlie Beck said Officer Cortijo arrested more than 3,000 DUI suspects over the course of his career. (LAPD Sun Valley crash: Motorcycle officer dies of his injuries)
Dedicated Los Angeles auto accident lawyer Della Shaker, Esq., is saddened by the loss of an innocent life, especially an officer of the law who dedicated his life to protecting the public from DUI drivers. In a very ironic fashion, adds Atty. Shaker, Officer Cortijo suffered wrongful death in the hands of a suspected DUI driver, the evil that he diligently fought against in order to protect all of us.
“Auto accidents, especially Drunk Driving accidents are very devastating and life changing not only to the victims but their families as well. In the case of Officer Cortijo, the family members have the right to seek compensation for all their damages, from property damage, actual medical costs, loss of life’s earnings, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, loss of love and support, pain and suffering and other non-monetary losses, among others. However, regardless of the heirs’ claims, it obviously cannot replace the value of a loved one,” opines Ms. Shaker.
Ms. Shaker adds, “This is why, in LA Injury Advocates, we make it our professional commitment, to diligently pursue and put to justice, negligent parties and other third parties, including DUI drivers who cause all kinds of traffic accidents, in order to make sure that they pay a high price for their recklessness and to serve as deterrent to other automobile drivers and motorists to always be careful in operating their vehicles, because lives of innocent people are always at stake.”
LA Injury Advocates’ skilled Los Angeles, California personal injury lawyers have been representing victims of personal injury accidents even in cases of fatal auto accidents, bike and bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents and train accidents for more than two decades now. As of date, the well respected auto accident attorneys of LA Injury Advocates have already obtained hundreds of millions in awards for all their auto accident client victims on account of their committed legal representation in obtaining the best personal injury claims their clients deserve.
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