59-year-old Juanita Mullin was killed in a rear-end crash that occurred on May 7, 2012, around 10:46 a.m. along Interstate 15 (I-15) deep in the Mojave Desert. According to San Bernardino County coroner’s officials and California Highway Patrol officers, a 67-year-old trucker driving a 2008 International momentarily diverted his attention by looking inside his cab and slammed into the car, causing the Impala to overturn and the big-rig to run off the freeway and end up in an embankment.
At the time, Mullin was either stopped or driving extremely slow with the vehicle’s emergency flashers on. From the present facts, it is clear that the truck driver’s negligent driving contributed to this fatal California motor vehicle crash. At this time, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Bernardino County car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
If it is found that the truck driver was distracted, then the victim’s family may be entitled to 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 sends a sincere condolence to the victim’s family members and friends.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Bernardino County rear-end traffic collisions 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 accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in Mojave Desert due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of the The Ultimate 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.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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