The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare; just ask Amy Alanis and Joshua Molina. They lost their 13 month old son, Joshua, in an horrific Chicago, Illinois crash that also claimed the lives of two of their friends.
Here is the unbelievable sub-plot to this tragedy: Shortly before blasting through the intersection and ramming his vehicle into the one driven by Mr. Molina, Putiporn Kaewmooka was fleeing the scene of prior auto accident which he had been involved in a few blocks away. Kaewmooke was driving at a high rate of speed and without headlights, as they were damaged in the first accident. And, only two days after the fatal accident, Kaewmooka was released from custody. Apparently, alcohol and drug tests came back negative and he had a spotless driving record (prior to these two accidents).
Mr. Molina and Ms. Alanis have filed a lawsuit seeking answers to this unspoken question: How can a person with a spotless driving record flee the scene of one accident and cause a fatal accident just minutes later? The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for the death of Joshua and for the injuries that his parents sustained. The lawsuit is about justice and a quest for answers; it is not about money. This senseless, irresponsible act has cost this couple the simple but priceless opportunity to watch their child grow up. They may remember his first hug or first kiss, but will never experience his first day at school, his first baseball game, his prom, graduation and other childhood milestones. Joshua was born on Christmas day, December 25, 2008; from this day forward, Christmas morning will forever be Christmas mourning for the Molina and Alanis families.
Wrongful death lawsuits are very contentious and often take years to resolve. Lawsuit Financial provides strategic pre-settlement funding; we help families through difficult times and assist plaintiffs in resolving important financial obligations while their case is pending in litigation. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Molina and Ms. Alanis.
Attorney, certified civil mediator, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Betrayal Series. Mark Bello is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a member of the American Association for Justice.