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2011 November Archive

2 Bicyclists Struck in Separate Car Crashes

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 30, 2011 - Comments off

Two cyclists, a 10-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman, are recovering from injuries they sustained after being hit by vehicles in two different auto accidents in San Diego.
The 10-year-old girl was riding eastbound on Catalina Boulevard at about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday when a 2011 Chevy van turned the corner on Wilcoz and hit her at the intersection. Despite what most people think, the young girl knows how to ride and was doing it safely. She competes in triathlons for kids and was riding in front of her dad, who was training with her. Her father barely avoided the collision.
The girl was taken to the hospital for a fractured leg and collar bone.
The 23-year-old woman sustained non-life-threatening facial fractures when a Hyundai SUV tried to pass her on the 4900 block of College Avenue, near Cresita Drive, at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The 55 year-old SUV driver was obviously in too much of a hurry to wait until it was safe to pass.
Both drivers’ negligent driving caused these bicycle accidents, and they may be held liable for the damages, including medical bills, loss of income, etc. The victims’ family should immediately seek counsel with a San Diego County bike collision attorney to learn about how to get the compensation they need to cover these expenses.

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Fatal Oxnard Truck Accident Kills Young Boy

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 28, 2011 - Comments off

6-year-old Anthony Martinez was killed in a tragic pickup-truck wreck that occurred on November 24, 2011, around 4:20 p.m. at the 1300 block of W. Olive Street. According to Cmdr. Tom Chronister, Martinez was riding his bike along the sidewalk, entered the street, and was struck 50-year-old Jesus Calderon Ruvalcaba.
Martinez suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the available information, it is unclear what led to this serious truck wreck. Was the driver speeding? If it is found that the truck driver was driving negligently or recklessly, then he might be held liable for the young boy’s death.
Meanwhile, the injured juvenile’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Ventura County bicycle accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. This lawyer may also help young boy’s parents obtain compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospital costs.
Our personal injury law office sends sincere condolences to the young boy’s parents.

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Pedestrian Struck, Another Killed Crossing El Cajon

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 28, 2011 - Comments off

25-year-old Melissa N. Ferreira was killed in a tragic car wreck that occurred on November 19, 2011, around 2 a.m. in front of the El Cajon Grand Bar on Main Street. According to El Cajon police officers, a man and woman were struck by a Mitsubishi Montero going westbound in front of the bar.
Ferreira suffered fatal blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The male pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries and was immediately taken to nearby hospital for treatment.
The SUV’s driver stopped immediately following the crash and was cooperating with investigators. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased pedestrian. From the available information, it is unclear what led to this serious pedestrian accident. The accident is still under investigation. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor.
The deceased’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County car crash lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights and help them obtain compensation to cover the burial and burial costs, loss of anticipated earnings, and other accident-related damages. The injured pedestrian may also file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospital costs.
Our law office sends our condolences to Ferreira’s family and hope that the injuries suffered by the other pedestrian heal soon.

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Carlsbad Hit-and-Run Car Accident Leaves Pedestrian Injured

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 23, 2011 - Comments off

62-year-old George W. Brown was injured in a serious car wreck that occurred on November 20, 2011, around 3:15 a.m. in the 300 block of Carlsbad Village Dr. According to police spokesperson Josh Bubnis, Brown was found unconscious, lying on his side in the eastbound lanes of Carlsbad Village Drive.
Brown suffered serious head injuries and was immediately transported to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla for medical treatment. From the available information, it is unclear what led to this serious car wreck. The accident is under investigation.
The hit-and-run driver committed felony of leaving the accident scene and may be held accountable under California Vehicle Code 20001 (a) which 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.”
Meanwhile, the injured victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. This lawyer may also help the victim obtain compensation for the losses occurred in this crash.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by Brown do not prove fatal or have long-term effects.

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Fatal Yucca Valley Car Accident Kills Woman

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 8, 2011 - Comments off

54-year-old Deborah Ann Gerdes was killed in a fatal pedestrian wreck that occurred on November 5, 2011, around 6:40 p.m. on the Highway 62 (SR 62) crossing at Geronimo Trail, Yucca Valley. According to San Bernardino County coroner, at least two vehicles struck her as she tried to cross the freeway.
Gerdes suffered life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the available information, it is unclear whether the victim had the right-of-way or was at a marked intersection. The accident is still under investigation.
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. Gerdes’s family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault car drivers to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated wages, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Gerdes for such a heart rendering loss.

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1 Worker Dead, Another Missing in Texas Sewer Line Work Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 7, 2011 - Comments off

One man was killed and another is still missing in a fatal work-related accident that occurred around 8 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2011 in a Collin County suburb in Texas.
According to officials, the two contract workers from North Texas Municipal Water District went down into a 60-inch wastewater collection line to remove a clog. The sewer line was filled with poisonous gas fumes that killed one worker immediately. Neither was wearing respiratory devices.
Rescue crews pulled the worker’s body from the sewer pipe, but a second is still missing. Rescuers believe he was swept down the line, which runs several miles long. Investigations are underway and the crew plans to search various manholes to find the other worker.
Our personal injury office offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of the victims.
We understand that this puts a huge emotional and financial burden on the victims’ families. They should immediately consult with a workplace accident attorney to learn about their legal rights and options. They may be able to receive workers’ compensation to cover the medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of love and wages.

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Brazil Woman Finds ‘Dead’ Mother Alive in Morgue

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 6, 2011 - Comments off

Rosangela Celestrino was called to a Rio de Janeiro hospital to identify her mother’s body on September 23, 2011, only to find that her mother was still alive.
The mother was initially admitted to the Hospital Estadual Adao Pereira Nunes for a pulmonary infection. Doctors had pronounced 60-year-old Rosa Celestrino de Assis dead, and she was placed in the refrigerated drawer of a hospital morgue for two hours.
“I went to kiss my mom, and she was breathing.”
The mother was immediately taken to the ICU, intubated again, and put on a respirator.
The nurse who first suspected the mother was dead was fired and the doctor who pronounced her dead had resigned. The Celestrino family made a police complaint. If medical negligence is proven, the family could sue the hospital for personal injury. If the mother dies, the family can file a wrongful death suit for manslaughter.

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Minnesota Work Accident Kills Electrical Worker

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 6, 2011 - Comments off

58-year-old Bruce Lynn Leibfried died in a Sioux Falls job site accident on November 1, 2011. He was working on a scissor lift at 7 a.m. when the bucket of his crane was lodged between some tubing and a rafter in the ceiling. No one was nearby.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and rural Metro ambulance responded to the call of a work site accident at 8 a.m. and found Leibfried dead at the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the cause of the incident.
Right now, the deceased worker’s family members should consult with a personal injury attorney to learn about their legal rights and options. If the electrical company could have prevented the accident, then the family can sue for compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. The family may also be eligible for Social Security benefits, depending on the situation.

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Fatal SUV Auto Accident Kills Riverside Man

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 6, 2011 - Comments off

41-year-old Robert S. Johnson was killed in a tragic pedestrian accident that occurred on October 31, 2011, around 6:42 p.m. at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Lake Street. According to Riverside Police Department, Johnson was hit by a sport utility vehicle.
Johnson suffered life threatening injuries and was immediately transported to Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead around 7:13 p.m. From the available information, it is unclear what led to this fatal car wreck. The accident is under investigation.
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County car wreck lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. Johnson’s family members can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault car driver to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated wages, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Johnson for such a heart rendering loss.

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