Lake Elsinore Two-Year-Old Girl Gets Memorial
An Orange wrongful death attorney may provide assistance to those seeking to file a wrongful death lawsuit in cases such as the death of a Lake Elsinore toddler was killed on March 2, 2015, leaving behind her parents Kesha Wright and Christian Jacobo. Two-year-old Neveah died in what authorities have called an unfortunate accident that took place in a Wildomar business. A tree will be planted in Lake Elsinore's Lake Point Park in the victim's honor at the request of her parents. Both parents attended a City Council meeting at the Lake Elsinore Cultural Center to make the memorial request. The victim's father explained that they hope for a tree and plaque to be placed in the park to honor their daughter's life in Lake Elsinore. The tree was the ninth item on the City Council calendar and was mentioned by Mayor Steve Manos himself at the meeting. The Consent Calendar recommended that the City Council should approve the planting project as well as a bench in memory of the toddler. Attached to the documents for consideration were council approval documents, a photo of the tree, a location for the plaque and bench, and tree planting policy documentation. While no date for the memorial project to begin was confirmed, the city is in the process of purchasing the necessary supplies for installation. The parents' legal representative accompanied both parents at the meeting and expressed gratitude to the mayor for his approval of the memorial. The meeting itself was then dedicated to the girl's memory.
Wrongful Death Cases
In cases where the death of a child occurs on public or private property, liability may be difficult to determine. While private building owners have a legal obligation to keep property reasonably safe for visitors, certain property hazards may fall under the city's liability. For example, a sidewalk that is not properly maintained can lead to a fall, for which the city may be held responsible. For more information, read the Valley News article on the case.