Months after the horrific boardwalk car accident that killed an Italian newlywed, a representative of the driver has stated that the driver never intended to harm anyone. He explains that this was not an intentional act, it was a “horrendous accident” that may have been the result of mechanical problems.
Prosecutors have claimed that it appeared that the car's driver had been aiming for pedestrians while driving down the popular boardwalk at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour as people screamed and scrambled to get out of the way.
However, the latest information asserts that the car was not in perfect working order, and that “There's much more to this story."
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of car accident, it is important to consult with a top Sacramento personal injury attorney right away. Often, a skilled accident lawyer can begin an investigation into an incident and uncover several different factors that may have caused or contributed to the accident. Because California is a contributory negligence state it may be possible to recover compensation from various different sources.
In this instance, if mechanical issues were to blame – even partially – injured parties may be able to recover damages in a negligence or wrongful death action. Further, it is important to remember that often both civil and criminal cases may arise out of car accidents – especially where reckless driving or drunk driving may be involved. In these instances the determination of guilt in one proceeding may be used as evidence in the other.
For more information about car accidents or if you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury, please contact a top Sacramento personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for an immediate consultation.