A 41-year-old man who was fatally injured in a
My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Jeffrey Laird for their devastating loss. They will be in my prayers.
Car Accidents in Los Angeles County
In Los Angeles County, car accidents claimed 667 lives and caused 52,229 injuries in 2008, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Santa Clarita, 11 fatalities and 552 personal injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Laws and Liability Issues
This report does not clearly state who was at fault in this case. I trust officials are investigating and seeking eyewitnesses in order to determine what exactly occurred here. Did one of the drivers fail to yield right-of-way? Did one of the drivers run a red light?
According to California Vehicle Code section 21801 (a): “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
In such cases injured victims or families of deceased car accident victims would be well advised to consult an experienced California personal injury lawyer, who will make sure that their legal rights are protected and that the negligent parties are held accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
What kind of steps have you taken to make sure you and your loved ones are protected financially in the event of a car accident?
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