Three people sustained injuries in a San Francisco car accident, which involved four vehicles. According to a Bay City News Service report, the injury car accident occurred early morning on December 25, 2010 near the intersection of Lake Merced and Font boulevards. Three people were taken to a local hospital for treatment of various injuries. The nature or extent of their injuries is not known. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to everyone who was injured in this car accident. I hope none of them has suffered catastrophic injuries. I pray that they all recover quickly and completely from the injuries they have sustained.
San Francisco Car Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 35 fatalities and 3,577 injuries involving car accidents in San Francisco.
What Caused This Car Accident?
Based on this news report, it is not clear whether this four-car accident occurred at the intersection or near the intersection. There are more questions than answers in this case. Was one of the drivers under the influence? Did one of the drivers fail to yield right-of-way or run a red light? Did driver distraction, recklessness, excessive speed or any other form of negligence cause this injury car accident? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine what occurred here and why.
Laws and Liability Issues
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21800 (a): “The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.”
In such cases, the at-fault party can be held liable for injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. In cases where multiple vehicles and multiple victims are involved, it would be in the best interests of injured victims not to talk to insurance adjusters or attorneys for other parties without consulting with their own injury lawyer. It would also be a good idea to avoid signing any agreement or rushing into settlements without first talking to an experienced and knowledgeable San Francisco personal injury lawyer.
A skilled car accident attorney should also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition may have caused or contributed to the accident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway could also be held liable. Under California Government Code Section 911.2, any personal injury claim against a governmental entity must be properly filed within 180 days of the incident.
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