In Santa Ana today, a Fountain Valley man went on trial for the January 2008 vehicular manslaughter of 44-year-old Richard Lauvao. The fateful accident occurred when defendant Kenny Mihn Phan ran a red light and crashed into the accident victim’s car at the intersection of Euclid Street and Westminster Avenue on the Santa Ana-Garden Grove border. Phan then got out of his cHonda Accord and fled but was later traced by DNA evidence left at the scene.
Prosecutors say the impact was so extreme that Lauvao was almost decapitated by his seat belt. They are demanding the full 13 years.
Family members also have another legal recourse and can pursue Phan in civil court under wrongful death. This means that Phan will be responsible for paying financial reparations to the family members of the deceased. Anyone who had lost a beloved relative in a similar way can seek the same legal remedy in court. When the negligent actions of someone else results in a loved one’s death, you can take the matter to court. Contact our law offices to set up a free case review and let our expert wrongful death attorney’s guide you through the litigation process. It won’t cost a cent for the initial consultation and you may just be able to receive financial compensation for your loss. Call our sponsoring law firm today at (888) 853-6696.