Fatal Riverside Car Accident

January 16, 2011

Fayette Baird, 59, was killed in a Riverside car accident after the Mercedes-Benz C240 in which she was a passenger went off the roadway and struck a tree. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal car accident occurred the afternoon of January 10, 2011 on Riverwalk Parkway near Flat Rock Drive in Riverside. The Mercedes crashed after its driver lost control. The 52-year-old male driver of the Mercedes had to be extricated from the vehicle. The extent of his injuries is not known.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Fayette Baird for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep this grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol's 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 19 fatalities and 1,618 injuries reported as a result of Riverside car accidents. In Riverside County as a whole, 220 people died and 8,561 were injured in car accidents during the same year.

What Caused This Fatal Car Accident?

Based on this news report, it is not clear how or why this fatal car accident occurred. There are several unanswered questions here. Was there a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction in the Mercedes? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway? Were any other vehicles involved? For example, was the Mercedes cut off by another vehicle or run off the roadway by another driver? Was the driver of the Mercedes under the influence, speeding or driving recklessly? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determined what occurred here and why.

Liability Issues

If this car accident was caused by a vehicle defect, the auto maker or manufacturer of the defective product could be held liable. In such cases, it is always a good idea to preserve the vehicle in its current damaged condition, intact, so it can be carefully examined by an expert for vehicle defects, malfunctions and other evidence. If the accident was caused by the driver's recklessness or negligence, he could be held liable for the victim's wrongful death.

Injured victims or families of deceased car accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.

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Call your best friends in the legal industry after a fatal Riverside car accident. Call 800-481-8656. The call is free. The advice may be priceless.

Call a BISNAR | CHASE Riverside wrongful death lawyer for a free professional evaluation of your rights by attorneys who have been representing families of deceased accident victims since 1978. You will experience award winning representation and outstanding personal service by a compassionate and understanding law firm in a comfortable environment.

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