According to the latest information at least 14 individual suffered injuries from a Monterey Park fire truck that crashed into a restaurant in Monterey Park on April 16th 2014. Luckily no death from the accident have been reported, however the full extent of the injuries suffered by victims remains unknown. Amongst the injured include pedestrian and local fire department officials.
Latest Information from the Accident Location: According to investigators and news reports the accident, which took place at the intersection of Emerson and Garfield avenues a few minutes after 3 p.m., involved an Alhambra Fire Department truck with a Monterey Park fire engine. The fire engine careened out of control and slammed into a Dumpling House restaurant on the corner. At least six individuals have been transported to L.A. County USC Medical Center.
Fire Truck Liability for Accidents
Emergency response vehicles are provide special privileges and immunities from liability when in the conduct of their duties. However such privileges end once the emergency situation has ceased. Victims of severe injuries caused by accidents involving emergency response vehicles may be entitled to compensation for all injuries suffered including recover for all hospital and medical costs, rehabilitation needs, future pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future income, and mental anguish.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Lawsuit in This Matter
Generally in the state of California the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is TWO YEARS from the date of the injury. However claim against government owned and operated entities including public fire fighting institutions are different. Claims against public entities must be filed with an administrative adjudicating entity within SIX MONTHS (120 Days) from the date of the accident resulting in injuries.
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