When it comes to car accidents in the state of California, a majority of them are caused by driver negligence. But it's in those rare few where we find instances of product liability. And although an accident victim may have a clear case against the vehicle manufacturer or the company responsible for maintaining safety, the accused party will usually try to deflect blame; sometimes even onto the accident victim.
Stopping after a California car accident is not just a good idea, it is typically a requirement. Failing to stop at a car accident involving injuries can often result in criminal actions being taken against a driver who is found to have been responsible for causing the incident. This appears to be the case for one California man who apparently caused a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 71-year-old man and left his wife of the same age suffering from major injuries.
A recent recall by Chrysler had a number of California residents scrambling to their dealers last month after the automotive manufacturer announced that certain models of their vehicles could put drivers at considerable risk of injury or death.
Hit-and-run accidents often leave families struggling to understand why they have lost a loved one. One such recent California car accident left a tow-truck driver dead after he tried to assist a motorist stranded on the side of Pacific Coast Highway. Witnesses to the hit-and-run accident stated that a silver vehicle headed east struck the man on the side of the road as it passed by the stranded vehicle.
A truck accident can take place so quickly that it may be difficult for vehicles traveling behind tractor-trailers to stop in time to avoid a collision. This fact can be especially true if one of those vehicles is another semi. This appears to be what happened in a recent fatal truck accident that resulted in the death of a motorist driving a much smaller car.
If California residents consider some of the consequences of a car accident, they may think of broken bones, whiplash and other related injuries. However, in a recent story, a driver who actually survived the impact of a minor car crash was killed when he inhaled the fumes of his deployed airbag.
California residents are aware that any car accident is a horrible experience. However, when a crash wrecks a family apart, an accident is a sheer tragedy. In recent news, relatives of a couple killed in a collision, which additionally paralyzed two of the couple's children, filed a federal lawsuit against Chrysler, the manufacturer of the family's minivan. The suit also charges liability against the other motorist that was involved in the car accident.