According to San Diego County sheriff’s Cpl. Steve Ellison‚ a 62-year-old man attempted to turn his 2010 Suzuki SX4 into a parking stall when the crossover vehicle began to accelerate. The car went over the sidewalk and crashed into the side of the Taco Bell.
A 45-year-old man sitting inside the Taco Bell was struck and complained of pain to his entire left side. The motorist also suffered a major cut in his head. Both the injured victims were immediately transported to Palomar Medical Center for treatment.
The driver told police that the vehicle accelerated for no reason. If the loss of control was due to a car defect in the brakes‚ then the auto maker may be financially responsible for the injuries caused by their company’s defective product. However‚ if it was due to the driver’s negligence‚ then the injured man can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
Meanwhile‚ the injured victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. This lawyer may also help victims obtain compensation for the losses occurred in this crash.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by the victim do not prove fatal or have long-term effects.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County car accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in car crashes. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in Vista due to a car defect‚ please order your free copy of the California car crash book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
68-year-old Imelda Limon was struck and killed in a serious car accident that occurred on October 27‚ 2011,around 5:30 a.m. at the 1300 block of North Melrose Drive in Vista. According to Medical Examiner’s Office‚ Limon was walking across the street when a 64-year-old motorist driving a Saturn Ion hit her.
Limon was pronounced dead at the scene. According to sheriff’s traffic Deputy Ron Halstead‚ Limon was clearly not in a marked crosswalk and was about 150 feet north of the nearest intersection when she was hit by the car.
Based upon a reading of Section 21950‚ it is quite possible that both the driver and pedestrian may be responsible for this deadly pedestrian accident. Because the pedestrian may not be 100% at fault and the driver 100% fault-free under their responsibilities set forth by California law‚ the family of the pedestrian may still be able to recover damages for the loss of their loved one in this accident. Of course‚ any recovery would be diminished by the pedestrian’s own carelessness and fault for not following traffic regulations.
At this time‚ the deceased’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights and options and would assure that the at-fault motorist is brought to justice.
The pedestrian’s family members can also file a wrongful death claim against the Ion driver to obtain timely compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of anticipated earnings‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the victim for such a heart rendering loss.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County pedestrian crashes and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in Vista‚ please order your free copy of the California car accident book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
A 7-year-old girl was hurt in a serious car accident that occurred on July 1‚ 2011‚ around 9 p.m. at the Vista intersection of Waxwing Drive and North Avenue‚ near North Melrose Drive. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Werner‚ the girl was struck by a white Ford Expedition driven by an 18-year-old woman.
The injured girl was immediately airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital to receive medical treatment for the injuries suffered. From the available information‚ it is unclear what made the teen driver hit the young girl. Usually when vehicles are involved in pedestrian accidents‚ one suspects speeding or negligence to be a contributing factor. In this case‚ the investigating officers will need to determine whether the SUV driver was speeding‚ driving recklessly‚ driving under the influence of drugs‚ or did violated a traffic regulation.
If it is found that the teenage driver was at fault‚ then she might be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victim. The injured child’s parents should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer to learn about their legal rights and options.
An experienced North County car crash lawyer would assure that the family gets timely compensation to cover treatment‚ medical and hospital costs‚ and that the at-fault party is brought to justice.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes and prays that the injuries suffered by the child heal soon.
Ross Jurewitz represents pedestrians killed or injured in crosswalk accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of children injured or killed in SUV crashes. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car collision in Vista‚ please contact our personal injury office at 888-233-5020.
The California Court of Appeals handed down perhaps the most important case in favor of injured Californians in the last decade earlier this week when it issued it’s ruling in Howell v. Hamilton Meats and Provisions‚ Inc. The ruling made it clear that the collateral source rule is still California law and that negligent people who cause injuries cannot receive the benefits obtained by their victim’s health insurance companies.
Read the opinion (link above). In the Howell case‚ the trial court allowed a reduction of over $130,000 from a San Diego jury verdict because that was the reduced amount negotiated by Ms. Howell’s insurance company. The Appellate Court held that the negligent commercial truck driver and his employer could not obtain that benefit because doing so would unfairly reward them solely because Ms. Howell had the foresight to obtain health insurance prior to the accident.
This is a tremendous victory for all Californians.
Date: August 3‚ 2009
Location: Northbound I-15 near the Cassidy Street exit‚ Oceanside‚ CA
Type: Drunk driver car accident
Outcome: One girl killed‚ two people injured
A 9 year-old Los Angles girl was killed in an early morning multi-vehicle Oceanside car accident caused by a suspected drunk driver. The accident occurred after midnight in heavy traffic when a Lexus in the fast lane changed lanes to avoid hitting a car just ahead of it. In doing so‚ the Lexus struck a car‚ which hit a Honda CRV and a big rig truck before stopping.
The girl was a passenger in the Lexus and was taken to Rady’s Children’s Hospital‚ but was pronounced dead on arrival. Two other drivers were injured and taken to Tri-City Medical Center in Vista‚ California.
San Diego officials announced that it’s red-light cameras were having a tremendous effect on catching red-light running drivers. In fact‚ more than half of all citations were issued at one intersection: Grape Street and Harbor Drive. In less than a year‚ San Diego issued 8,261 red-light tickets and 54.5 percent were issued at that intersection (4,503 tickets).
Other busy intersections for red-light camera tickets were at the intersections of Aero Drive and Murphy Canyon Road‚ North Torrey Pines Road and Genesee Avenue‚ Rosecrans Street and Nimitz Boulevard‚ and Kearny Villa Road and Balboa Avenue.
Other San Diego County cities that use red-light cameras are El Cajon‚ Solana Beach‚ Vista‚ Oceanside‚ Encinitas‚ and Escondido.
Date: May 13‚ 2009
Location: Eucalyptus Avenue near Escondido Avenue‚ Vista‚ CA
Type: Car Accident
Outcome: One injured
A 48-year-old woman was injured after driving off the road and striking trees and telephone polls as she careened down the hillside. The woman was knocked unconscious and was luckily found by San Diego Sheriff’s deputies. She was flown to Palomar Medical Center to treat several severe injuries.
It is unknown whether the woman was driving under the influence of alcohol.