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2010 October Archive

Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Caused by Unlicensed Driver

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 23, 2010 - Comments off

A mother and her 4-year-old child were struck and injured by a car driven by an unlicensed car driver in Santa Ana on the morning of October 20, 2010. Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said that this Orange County auto accident occurred along the 1200 block of East McFadden Avenue, near Grand Avenue in Santa Ana, approximately 125 miles north of San Diego.
Eric Christopher Woodward, 39, driving a Ford Crown Victoria, veered onto the sidewalk and hit the mother and crushed the child. The impact of the car crash was so strong that both the mother and child were thrown about 20 feet into the air. Bertagna said that the child suffered critical injuries and the mother suffered a broken shoulder.
Woodward lost control of the vehicle, perhaps due to experiencing a grand mal seizure, and in an effort to compensate the curve he struck both the mother and the child leaving them seriously injured. Bertgana said that Woodward was unlicensed due to his propensity to experience seizures. Fortunately, Woodward and his mother riding as her passenger escaped unhurt.
The injured victims can seek a personal injury claim from Woodward to cover the medical costs, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, and other accident related damages. With the assistance from an experienced Orange County car accident lawyer, the injured victims can know their legal rights and obtain timely compensation.
We sincerely hope and pray that both mother and child did not suffer ant catastrophic injuries and that their injuries heal completely.

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Interstate 10 Auto Accident in San Bernardino Leaves One Injured

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 22, 2010 - Comments off

One woman suffered critical injuries in a two vehicle car- crash that occurred on October 20, 2010, around 8:06 a.m along Interstate 10 (I-10) in San Bernardino. According to California Highway Patrol officers, a woman complained of severe chest pain after a steering wheel hit her badly in the chest area.
This San Bernardino County car accident slowed down the traffic traveling on Interstate 10 in San Bernardino, approximately 96 miles from San Diego, for some time. The exact cause of this auto accident still remains under investigation. The injured victim here would be well-advised to consult with an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and make sure that the negligent parties are held liable.
It is very crucial for an investigation to start before memories fade and before critical evidence at the collision scene has been removed, washed away, or otherwise altered. If it is found that this car crash occurred due to the negligence of the other car driver, then the injured woman can seek compensation to cover the medical costs and the pain she suffered.
We sincerely hope that the injuries sustained by the injured woman do not prove fatal and that she recovers to her complete health soon.
Ross Jurewitz is a San Bernardino car accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California auto accident law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in traffic collisions. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in car wreck in San Bernardino, please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book, The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.

 

Church Street Car Accident Injures Roseville Woman

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 22, 2010 - Comments off

An unidentified 20-year-old Roseville woman suffered critical injuries in a Placer County car accident that occurred on October 17, 2010, around 3:02 p.m. on Church Street in Placer County, 400 miles from San Diego. Roseville Police Department officers said that the injured woman driving her 1989 BMW Sedan failed to negotiate a curve near Circuit Drive.
The BMW failing to take the curve, collided with a tree and then with the Union Pacific Railroad Yard property. Injured female driver was immediately transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities investigating this serious car accident believe that slippery road might have contributed to it. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors behind this car accident. Roseville Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is trying to determine the exact cause of this critical car accident.
It is worth looking into the condition of the road. Is there is proper system to water drainage after a rainfall? Was the overflow system clogged? If it is found in the investigation that an unsafe road lead to this car accident, then the injured victim can seek compensation from road maintenance authorities to cover cost of treatment of injuries, hospitalization charges and other accident related damages.
We sincerely hope and pray that the injured car driver did not suffer any life threatening injuries and that her injuries heal soon.

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San Diego Big-Rig Truck Accident Injures Car Driver

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 20, 2010 - Comments off

A serious San Diego truck accident occurred on northbound Interstate 15 (I-15) when a big-rig truck ran over and ended up on top of a car, leaving the driver seriously injured. According to the California Highway Patrol, this San Diego freeway accident occurred south of Interstate 8 (I-8) in the Mission Valley area of San Diego shortly before 1:30 p.m. on October 19, 2010.
California Highway Patrol officers said that the truck crashed on the top of the car before it came to rest on the center divider. The smaller vehicle was crushed badly and its’ driver suffered serious injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Eastbound Interstate 8 remained blocked for several hours following this truck accident until emergency crew cleared the road around 4:30 p.m. Authorities are still investigating what caused this traffic accident to occur.
From the available information, it is not clear if the truck driver’s negligence or inattentiveness lead to this accident. Now the authorities need to find out what made the truck driver land on the roof of the car. Did he lose control of the vehicle? Was there any automobile malfunction or design issue which contributed or caused the auto accident to occur? Was the truck driver driving under influence of alcohol or drugs? If the driver is indeed found at fault, he may be held liable to cover the cost of medical treatment, hospitalization costs, lost wages, and other accident related damages.
The injured car driver should consult an experienced San Diego truck accident lawyer who could help him acquire fair compensation for his pain and damages suffered. We sincerely hope and pray that the injured victim did not suffer any life threatening injuries and that he recovers completely from his injuries.

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Spring Valley DUI Car Accident Seriously Injures Man

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 20, 2010 - Comments off

One man suffered serious injuries when he was struck badly by a suspected DUI car driver in Spring Valley, a East San Diego County community, on October 16, 2010, around 11:00 a.m. According to California Highway Patrol officer Brian Pennings, Colin Eisner, 33, driving a Ford Contour struck a Toyota Tacoma on State Route 125 (SR-125) close to Jamacha Boulevard.
Pennings said that the Tacoma rolled over several times while the Ford went down an embankment after the crash. The pickup driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Eisner fortunately escaped unhurt and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
From the facts of the story, it appears that Eisner’s negligence lead to this major San Diego car accident. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.”
If after the initial investigation it is found that Eisner caused this drunk driving auto accident, then he should be responsible for the injured victim’s injuries and other damages. The injured victim is entitled to receive compensation to pay for the cost of hospitalization, loss of earnings, medical expenses, and other accident related damages.
It would be in the interest of the injured victim to seek counsel from an experienced San Diego auto accident lawyer who would ensure that Eisner is held accountable for the offense he committed.
We hope that the driver of the Toyota Tacoma recovers completely from his injuries and is able to return to his activities and family.

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Bicyclist Injured In Rancho Bernardo Hit And Run Car Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 18, 2010 - Comments off

A bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a San Diego hit and run car accident that occurred on October 15, 2010, around 8:00 p.m. According to the San Diego Police, this auto accident occurred on Pomerado Road near the intersection with Caminito Vecinos.
San Diego Police Officer David Stafford said that the injured bicycle rider, a man in his 40s, was riding his bike when he was struck from behind by a car near. The bicyclist suffered a fractured vertebrae, along with several bruises and scrapes. Stafford said that the bicycle rider had a six pack of beer in his bag, had been drinking, and would not provide his personal information to the investigating officers..
The investigating police officers believe that the damaged pieces of the hit and run vehicle will provide some clue about the car and help them trace the owner. From the present facts, it is clear that the hit and run car driver struck the bicyclist, whether or not the bicyclist was impaired or driving carelessly. The bicyclist here has also violated California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) which states that “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” This law applies regardless of whether you are operating a motor vehicle or a bicycle.
The investigating officers need to determine why this San Diego motor vehicle accident occurred. From the facts reported, it appears that both the driver and bicyclist share some responsibility for causing the traffic accident. First, the car driver by fleeing from the accident scene showed irresponsible behavior and if found guilty will be held liable, in part, for the cyclist’s injuries. Leaving the scene of an injury accident is a serious violation under California Vehicle Code 20001. The bicyclist, even if partially responsible for causing the accident, can seek compensation for the cost of medical treatment, hospitalization costs, and other accident related damages. The degree to which the bicyclist is responsible for causing his own injuries will reduce his recovery through the legal theory of comparative negligence.
We recommend the injured cyclist seek assistance from an experienced Rancho Bernardo bicycle accident lawyer who could help him get a fair compensation for the injuries hesuffered. We sincerely hope that the injured bicyclist did not suffer any life threatening injuries and recovers From his injuries soon.

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Big Rig & Bus Crash Closes Highway 12 In Sacramento County

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 13, 2010 - Comments off

A big rig versus bus accident closed Highway 12 on October 11, 2010, afternoon in Sacramento County. According to the California Highway Patrol, this fatal Sacramento interstate trucking accident involved two other vehicles: a bus and a Chevy Blazer SUV. Stockton CHP spokesman Angel Arceo said that this three vehicle accident occurred on State Route 12 just east of the Sacramento-San Joaquin County line and south of Isleton, approximately 400 miles from San Diego.
Arceo said that the big rig truck and tractor trailer was traveling westbound when it encountered traffic, tried to slow down, and jackknifed. A transit bus carrying no passengers heading eastbound slammed into the big rig. The female drivers driving big rig and the transit bus suffered critical injuries and were transported to a nearby hospitals for treatment. The big rig truck driver was taken to John Muir hospital in the Bay Area, while the bus driver was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center.
The SUV involved in this truck accident, went down an embankment off the road, but fortunately no one suffered major injuries. This Sacramento truck accident forced closure of Highway 12 in both directions. The roadway reopened after 7:45 p.m.
This news report offers very few details about what caused this three vehicle crash. There are several unanswered questions here. Who caused the accident? Who was at fault? Did alcohol or drugs play a part? Was one of the drivers fatigued at the time of the crash? Was speed or distraction a factor? Was there an auto defect or mechanical malfunction that caused the driver to lose control?
Victims of negligent drivers often face considerable monetary adversities in addition to their physical injuries. In such cases like this one, the truck accident victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and other related damages.
It would be in the best interest of the injured victims to seek assistance from a truck accident attorney in Sacramento County.
We sincerely hope and pray that none of the injured victims sustain any life threatening injuries.

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Riverside Bicycle Accident Kills Lake Elsinore Bicyclist

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 7, 2010 - Comments off

Mark Westwood, 52, was killed in a Riverside bike accident after he was hit by a sedan while riding his bicycle in Lake Elsinore. According to a report published in The Southwest Riverside News Network, this fatal bicycle accident occurred on October 2, 2010, around 7:50 p.m. This auto accident occurred on Grand Avenue near Blackwell Boulevard in Lake Elsinore, approximately 85 miles north of San Diego.
Westwood was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he died on the morning of October 3, 2010. An investigation is going to determine the exact cause of this bicycle accident.
It is unclear from this report what may have caused this fatal car versus bicycle collision. There are several unanswered questions in this case. Where was Westwood riding his bicycle at the time of accident? Did he or the Sedan driver fail to yield right-of-way at the intersection? Was this bike accident a result of a dangerous roadway? Was the driver distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent at the time of the collision?
In this particular case, if the sedan driver is determined to have been at fault, then he or she could be held liable for Westwood’s wrongful death. Westwood’s family would be advised to contact an experienced Riverside bicycle accident lawyer, who will carefully analyze all aspects of the incident and make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable. Where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, Westwood’s family can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and other related damages.

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Bicyclist Killed In Los Angeles Hit And Run Car Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 5, 2010 - Comments off

A teenager was killed in a Los Angeles County bicycle accident that was caused by a man driving under the influence of alcohol on October 2, 2010, around 2:11 a.m. The teen boy was riding his bike when a 2007 Saturn driven by Shawn Fields, 26, struck him. This car accident occurred at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Chamberlain Street in Pacoima, approximately 100 miles north of San Diego in the San Fernando Valley.
The teenaged boy was thrown off his bike across the intersection. Fields fled from the accident scene but was later tracked down by the authorities with the assistance of witnesses. The injured bicyclist was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. According to officials, Fields was driving under the influence at the time. That could have been the reason why he fled from the accident scene without even stopping to help the injured teenager, who was lying in the middle of an intersection. Fields, if found guilty, will definitely be held accountable both, criminally and civilly for his unkind, selfish, and negligent actions.
Fields in this case violated one major law. California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.”
The family of a victim killed in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing is advised to seek the guidance of an experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer, who will make sure that the family’s legal are protected. The family in such a situation could file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and other related damages.
We offer our deepest condolences family and friends of the fatally injured teenager who lost his life in this bicycle accident.

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Chula Vista Pedestrian Accident Injures Partygoer

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 4, 2010 - Comments off

One person suffered serious injuries when he was struck by Juan Zermano, 23, with his car outside a party in Chula Vista around 1 a.m. on October 3, 2010. According to the Chula Vista Police, Zermano was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving and assault with a deadly weapon. This Chula Vista pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Moss Street in Chula Vista, a city in South San Diego County.
Chula Vista police Lt. Fritz Reber said that a 16-year-old boy, who was part of an argument, called his brother, Zermano, to pick him up. Zermano picked up his brother and others, and drove away from the argument. He then made a sudden U-turn, drove up on the curb, and struck the victim badly.
The injured victim was taken to UCSD Medical Center for treatment from where he was released after two hours. If Zermano is determined to have been at fault in this case, then he could face not only criminal DUI charges and charges of assault with a deadly weapon (using his truck as a tool to attack and strike the victim), but could also be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages he caused. The injured victim could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other related damages. In addition, if the accident was deemed intentional, then the injured victim might be entitled to punitive damages from Zermano.
We sincerely hope and pray that the injured victim did not suffer any catastrophic injuries and recovers to his health soon.

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