Sara Vogler, 22, of Saugus, was injured in a Santa Clarita auto accident after the Honda she was driving crashed into a Saturn Vue driven by 22-year-old Greta Nordberg, also of Saugus. According to this news report in The Signal the injury accident occurred January 16, 2009 at the intersection of Bouquet Canyon and Newhall Ranch roads.
When the Saturn and the Honda collided, the impact of the crash caused the Honda to roll over. The Saturn was pushed into the back of a city bus that had stopped ahead of the Saturn. The 11 people, who were in that bus, were not injured. Nordberg was uninjured as well, but emergency personnel transported Vogler to an area hospital. Her condition is not known.
Based on this newspaper report, it is not clear how this accident occurred or who may have been at fault here. I’m glad that none of the bus passengers was injured and that this incident did not result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. I wish the injured victim, Sara Vogler, the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
There are usually several factors that contribute to auto accident cases such as this Santa Clarita street intersection collision. In some cases, the driver’s vehicle has a mechanical malfunction or an auto product defect that causes him or her to lose control of the vehicle. In many instances, traffic collisions are caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, speeding drivers or drivers who are simply not paying attention to the road.
Victims, who have been severely injured in an auto accident, and believe that their injuries were caused because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence or because of a defective product, should consult an experienced auto accident attorney to get a deeper understanding of their legal rights and options. Auto accident victims, in addition to having to recover their health and injuries, must also deal with insurance paperwork and procedures to claim their rightful compensation. It is certainly not an easy process. A skilled personal injury lawyer will look at all factors that may have led to an accident including other vehicles that were involved or a dangerous roadway condition.
The important message here is: Don’t pay for someone else’s mistake. You don’t have to. You have legal rights as a citizen and as a consumer and it takes one phone call to figure out how you can protect those rights. Call us any time with your questions. My staff or I will be happy to help you or point you in the right direction.