The father of a deceased 18-year-old is blaming a UCLA fraternity for the death of his son after the young adult died from a night of partying that involved alcohol and possibly prescription medication. The victim was neither a fraternity member nor a UCLA student but went to the frat house party on Friday night, November 4, and was found dead the following afternoon in a fraternity bedroom, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Although the fraternity’s executive director would neither confirm nor deny the presence of alcohol and drugs at the party, police are currently investigating who was responsible for providing them. Reportedly, the victim was found slumped over and unresponsive early Saturday morning on a basketball court after the party and was carried to a mattress by a friend where he was left unattended for approximately 10 hours. He is believed to have died sometime around 4 a.m., although police were not called until 2 p.m. that afternoon.
The victim’s father is now accusing the fraternity and his son’s friends who were at the party of negligence. Wrongful death lawsuits can be held filed when the negligent actions of a party or parties results in the accidental death of a victim. Families of deceased victims can hold those responsible liable in court for the damages caused, trauma inflicted, and financial burdens from the death of a loved one.
The experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley can represent you in court if you have lost a loved one because of another’s negligent or reckless actions. For more information on how our law team can help you in your wrongful death lawsuit, call (310) 273-1230. We have years of experience fighting for our clients rights and winning the compensation they deserve.