Covina Police Officer Jordan Corder, 28, was killed in a collision with an SUV on Citrus Avenue at Puente Street. Corder was thrown from his motorcycle when he collided with a Honda CRV as it was making a left turn. Corder was transported to Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter-Community Campus where he later died. The 75-year-old woman driving the SUV was transported to the same hospital. She was treated for pain to her right side and released. The accident is under investigation.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragic accident. I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Corder as well as the Covina Police Department.
The Tragic Loss of a Family Member
When a loved one is killed in an accident, the emotional pain and suffering is unimaginable. Unfortunately, the suffering is not always limited to emotional pain. In many cases, the family is also left with a significant financial burden. Medical bills, funeral expenses and lost earnings can leave a family financially devastated as well as emotionally distraught. If the loss was due to the reckless, careless or negligent acts of another party; however, the family may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
While money can never replace a loved one, it can help provide for the needs of the family as the survivors struggle to piece their lives back together. In Officer Corder’s case, the future lost earnings claim would be substantial because he died at a young age and lost earnings are based on the age at the time of death, along with other relevant factors. In cases such as this, the attorney representing the family would most certainly retain the services of an expert economist to determine the exact lost earnings to include in a wrongful death action.
In addition to future lost wages, in a wrongful death case family members are also entitled to compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage
- Medical expenses from the time of the accident through the date of death
- Past lost wages, if any, from the date of the accident through the date of death
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of services
- Punitive damages – depending on the circumstances of the case
The types and amount of compensation are based on the unique circumstances of each case.
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