ESTEY BOMBERGER Announces $3 Million Wrongful Death Settlement For Fatal Accident in Riverside County

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The primary cause of the crash determined by the California Highway Patrol 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.”

Stephen Estey and Mike Bomberger

While we are pleased with the result, this is a tragedy that easily could have been avoided, and nothing will ever replace our client’s devastating loss.

The Riverside personal injury attorneys at ESTEY BOMBERGER (http://www.riverside-injury-lawyers.com) today announced that a wrongful death settlement was reached recently, awarding $3 million to 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 lawsuit from which the settlement arose was filed in the Riverside County Superior Court, case # RIC 1105609. According to the suit, 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 vehicle made an unsafe turn, colliding with the center median and then into a Mazda in the westbound lane of Newport Road. The impact caused the Mazda to overturn, and the man driving the vehicle, the plaintiff’s husband, was killed. The front-seat passenger in the Mazda, the plaintiff, suffered injuries including multiple broken bones. Three children in the vehicle, the couple’s grandchildren, witnessed the incident.

The primary cause of the crash determined by the California Highway Patrol 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 alleged that the driver of the Hyundai bore 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.

Mike Bomberger, who represented the plaintiff in the case, stated, “Our client will never have her husband back, and sought justice against the defendant in the only way our civil justice system allows. While we are pleased with the result, this is a tragedy that easily could have been avoided, and nothing will ever replace our client’s devastating loss.”

About ESTEY BOMBERGER

California injury lawyers at ESTEY BOMBERGER are advocates of victims 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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