Dale Funkhouser, 36, of Elk Grove was tragically killed Saturday morning while his wife, Katey Keller watched as she followed him home in a separate vehicle. At approximately 11:14 am, Mr. Funkhouseer was driving his motorcycle home from his son’s soccer game when another vehicle made a left turn in front and crashed into him on Elk Grove on Laguna Park Drive, just south of Laguna Blvd. Mrs. Keller, Mr. Funkhouser’s wife was following behind her husband along with their four-year-old son, and witnessed the entire collision. Media coverage reported that Mr. Funkhouser died while being transported to a local hospital.
Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP has the relationships with the law enforcement community, fire departments and hospitals to get the answers needed to get closure. Our office can handle the insurance companies for you and give you the time needed to grieve. Furthermore, Kalfayan Merjanian has the resources to find witnesses and obtain recorded interviews while facts are still fresh. At Kalfayan Merjanian, we know that no amount of money can replace a friend or loved one. But we also know that funeral costs, loss of earnings and loss of love and support also become a concern after a catastrophic event. Our aggressive and effective approach to handling catastrophic injuries can get funeral expenses covered right away and begin the litigation process.
Wrongful death claims are painful for the family and friends of victims. That pain is magnified when family and friends actually witness the incident. Witnessing a a family member’s serious injury or death often causes mental trauma. California law provides for separate damages to those who are close to the victim and witness their injury. California law recognizes that witnesses who are close to the victim inherently experience psychological trauma by merely witnessing their loved one get injured and provide remedies alongside the wrongful death claims. The attorneys at Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP have the experience and resources to handle claims for wrongful death and emotional distress claims for the injury and deaths of loved ones.
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