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Car Accident Injures Nine-Year-Old Stockton Girl In Crosswalk

Stockton news reports that a nine-year-old girl was killed in a pedestrian accident as she was crossing street. The Stockton girl suffered head trauma and burn injuries after being struck by a van. She was taken to the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento for treatment.

If you have suffered serious personal injuries as the result of any California accident, including car accidents or pedestrian accidents, it is important to speak to an experienced Stockton injury attorney to answer your personal injury questions and determine your next steps.

Reports indicate that the girl was crossing the street and in the crosswalk with other people when she was struck by a Chevrolet Astro van headed west. A CHP Officer noted “The driver was driving toward the sun, and this shows that sometimes your blind spot doesn’t have to be on the sides or behind you; it can be in front of you.”

Although it is unknown whether the young girl in the crosswalk was walking or riding her motorized scooter at the time of the accident, the bike caught fire when hit by the van. The fire subsequently burned her arms, legs and chest. The girl was in stable condition when she was flown to the Sacramento trauma center.

Police are investigating whether the woman who was driving the van was speeding or ran a red light. Alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor.

Whenever an injury occurs, contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer is important to advise you of your rights and help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Because so many factors may play a role in determining fault in an accident, it is important to have someone on your side, investigating just what happened and ensuring your needs are protected.

Often, recovery of damages – including items such as medical expenses – involves working with an insurance company. Whether an insurance company will pay your claim depends on the specific language of an insurance contract. Further, some insurance companies may ignore or delay processing claims filed by people without attorneys. Where you are the party charged with causing an accident, the insurance company must provide you a defense. However, if the claims are not covered under the insurance policy, the insurance company will not be required to pay you damages.

With so much at stake, if you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident such as a car accident, its important to contact an experienced Stockton injury lawyers to provide you crucial advice and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For more information, contact the dedicated Stockton injury attorneys at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for an immediate consultation.

Tragic California 200 Crash Near Lucerne Valley Kills Eight

This past weekend, an off-road racecar became airborne and crashed into a large group of spectators watching the California 200 near Lucerne Valley. Six people died at the scene and two more later that evening. Several more were injured.

When accidents happen at sporting events questions arise regarding liability. Many spectators assume they are safe at sporting and special events – whether baseball games, concerts, or car races. However, this is not always the case. Further, when accidents do happen, the party ultimately responsible for any injury depends on a variety of factors.

One of the first issues to determine is who owns the property? Here, the property was owned by the Federal government and controlled by the Bureau of Land Management. In some circumstances, owners of land may be held liable for dangerous events that occur on their property.

Further, was a third party, host, or contractor involved? Here the event was promoted by Mohave Desert Racing (MDR). Did MDR do all that was necessary to warn of risks involved in the event and take necessary safety precautions?

Additionally, did the driver’s or spectators’ actions play a role? The contract for the event specified that the trucks are to limit their speed to no more than 15 mph when spectators are near by. Witnesses report that the truck was going faster than this speed when it left the raceway and that the spectators were crowding the field.

Although the specific facts and circumstances surrounding this tragic case are unknown, the event has raised many questions regarding the safety of off-road races.

As a California attorney concerned about injury prevention, I am hopeful more safety measures will be implemented to prevent further off-road accidents and injuries in the future.

Elderly Woman Killed In San Jose Pedestrian Accident

Bay Area news reports that an elderly woman was struck and killed in San Jose late Tuesday night while she was walking in the street. The woman was 75-years-old and was struck by a 19-year-old woman driving a Toyota Camry. The pedestrian accident is still under investigation.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of any type of personal injury accident it is critical to contact an experienced Stockton accident lawyer promptly to preserve your rights and determine your next steps. Even though a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind, it is important to discuss your options with a dedicated personal injury attorney in order to protect your future.

Reports indicate that the cause of the accident wasn’t “immediately clear.” Here, as in any accident it is important to investigate all potential factors in order to determine exactly what happened. Many times, the real cause of serious injuries and wrongful death isn’t readily apparent. For example, an accident may be the result of driver error – including recklessness or careless such as driving too fast for the conditions, distracted driving or drunk driving. Other times, a defective auto part – such as tires, brakes or lighting – leads to an accident. In these situations a knowledgeable Stockton product liability lawyer can advise you of your rights. In some cases, negligent roadway design – such as improper lighting, inadequate signage or poor maintenance is the real cause of an accident.

Determining the causes of an accident is the first step to recovering appropriate compensation for you.

For more information, or if you or a loved one has been injured in a car or pedestrian accident, contact the dedicated Stockton personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for immediate attention.

Muni Sued For Negligence Arising Out Of San Francisco Pedestrian Accident

According to reports, a negligence lawsuit has been filed against Muni after a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver hit and killed a pedestrian, Emily Dunn, in the city’s Castro District. The Muni bus lawsuit alleges fault on the part of Muni officials for placing an inexperienced driver on a new route.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident, consulting with an experiencedStockton personal injury lawyer is important to begin an investigation into the various factors that may have caused or contributed to an incident.

Here a complete investigation into the pedestrian accident involves more than just looking at the actions of the driver of the bus – Wallace Loggins. Loggins was charged last month with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and pleaded not guilty. He was turning left when he hit Dunn, who was almost across the street when she was struck. Loggins didn’t realize he had hit someone until he heard screams from a bystander. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, while Loggins may be partly to blame for this accident, it was Muni’s negligence that “caused” the death. By placing a new driver with just eight months experience on a new route, Muni acted negligently and caused the harm. The suit claims that Loggins “did everything he could,” but he was on a new route, lost and Muni failed to provide directions.

Many times, several factors may go into causing an accident. It is important to meet with a skilled Stockton accident attorney to evaluate all of the issues that may have caused or contributed to an accident to ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve.

For more information or if you or a loved one has been in an injury accident contact a top Stockton personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for a free, confidential consultation.