This past week-end two women were killed and the driver was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on U. S. Highway 101 near Blossom Hill Road in San Jose. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the two women were riding in an Infinity sedan early Saturday when the vehicle went across two lanes of the southbound portion of the highway, then slammed into several trees. It was estimated that the driver was traveling 70 mph when he changed lanes and went off the highway. All three victims were determined to be from Fresno.
Here at the Brod Law Firm we wonder if the accident the result of an error of judgment or simply bad driving? Or was there a hazardous road condition? If there was such a condition that caused or contributed to the accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that particular roadway could be held liable. California has statute of limitations which may prevent the victim from filing a claim against a governmental agency if too much time has passed. Still, however, many questions remain. Whatever the cause of the accident many be, it would be in the victim’s and the families’ of victims best interest to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, one who can analyze all the particulars and hire independent experts in accident reconstruction to establish of this tragic accident and ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
In the matter of a filing a wrongful claim involving a car accident, there are a special factors that an attorney must consider. First, these kinds of accidents are caused by someone else who acted negligently, usually through bad driving. In some claims this will mean the auto maker designed the vehicle poorly. Second, there must be adequate insurance or assets to provide the basis of recoverable legal claim. Sometimes, fatal car accidents that are the result of bad driving are uncompensated because there is no money to compensate a victim’s family, as many cars are under insured with small policies. An experienced attorney will how and where to look for available monies and assets by using investigators and asset searches.
If you or someone you love was in a serious accident and have questions regarding personal injury law, please call our office. We have over 10 years experience fighting for the victims of both serious andfatal car accidents, and we know how to win.