Motorists and their passengers have the right to safe conditions when they travel.
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) April 7, 2011
The Riverside personal injury lawyers at ESTEY BOMBERGER (http://www.riverside-injury-lawyers.com) have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Hemet, CA, woman who was seriously injured in a car accident in which her husband of 48 years died and three of her grandchildren were also injured. The suit arose from a vehicle collision that occurred last year on Newport Road in the city of Menifee, just east of the northbound on and off ramps to Interstate 215.
According to the lawsuit filed in the Riverside County Superior Court, on June 10, 2010, an 81-year-old Carlsbad, CA, woman driving a Hyundai exited the off-ramp of northbound Interstate 215 at an estimated speed of 50 mph. The Hyundai made an unsafe turn, struck the center median and collided into a Mazda in the westbound lane of Newport Road, causing the Mazda to overturn. The front-seat passenger in the Mazda, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, suffered severe injuries including multiple broken bones and a head injury. Her husband and the driver of the vehicle, was killed in the crash. Three children in the vehicle, the couple’s grandchildren, were also injured.
The California Highway Patrol determined the primary cause of the crash was speeding, a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22350, which states, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
The lawsuit alleges that the driver of the Hyundai bears responsibility in this case due to negligent operation of her vehicle, primarily failing to drive at a reasonable speed when she attempted a right turn while driving too fast for the posted speed limit and prevailing conditions.
“Motorists and their passengers have the right to safe conditions when they travel,” said Mike Bomberger, founding partner of ESTEY BOMBERGER. “Speeding is clearly dangerous. As a result of this incident, our client suffered severe injuries, her grandchildren were hurt, and her husband lost his life.”
The car accident lawsuit seeks damages for wrongful death, past and future pain and suffering, disability emotional and mental stress and worry, medical expenses, and other care for the personal injuries sustained by the injured victims. The case is pending in the Riverside County Superior Court, case # RIC 1105609.
About ESTEY BOMBERGER
Attorneys at Estey Bomberger, a California personal injury law firm, are advocates of people who have been seriously injured or lost a family member due to the negligence of others. The attorneys have won numerous complex and challenging injury cases against individuals, corporations, government agencies and other organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.estey-bomberger.com or http://www.riverside-injury-lawyers.com.
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