Highway collisions are a common occurrence and many go without consequence. When a vehicle is involved in a highway or street collision due in part to the negligence of city employees, contractors, state CalTrans crew, or other drivers you may be entitled to recovery for your damages. In many instances falling objects from truck and big rigs cause serious injuries leading to fatal auto accidents.
Falling Objects or Debris Resulting in Accidents
Many have experienced foreign debris causing accident to their vehicle or bodies. Foreign debris from asphalt, potholes or other vehicles can cause serious injuries and entitle you to recovery. When a party fails to properly fasten their “load” and subsequent damage is caused they can be held liable for the injuries suffered.
Failure to properly fasten cargo can cause serious damage to vehicles within proximity to your vehicle. In fact cargo related accidents resulting from improperly fastened cargo or freight cause hundreds of accidents annually. Our offices have the resources to join defendants and help you achieve maximum recovery for your accident. Freight related accidents are dangerous primarily because they occur on interstate transit roads when vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed. Additionally, the cargo is generally heavy or bulky items which can cause serious injury.
Steps to take after an accident: What to do after a highway crash
Most victims fail to take down notes regarding all events surrounding the incident including the weather, speed and make of the vehicle, whether the cargo was properly secured and if secured by what means. This information is critical to establishing liability and obtaining the best recovery possible. Our offices have the resources to aggressively pursue your case; we will make sure to help you obtain sufficient recovery to pay for any and all medical costs and the repair of your vehicle. After obtaining medical attention for your injuries we recommend that you contact a qualified and experienced cargo injury attorney or freight injury accident attorney. Our highway accident lawyers at Downtown LA Law can help. We have the skills to negotiate and deliver results.
Types of Injuries caused by falling objects on highways
Injuries related to improperly fastened freight or cargo can be moderate to severe. A list of injuries associated with such types of injuries includes:
National Highway Accident Statistics: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010 an estimated 33,000 motorists lost their lives in highway traffic collisions. Some other significant statistics regarding highway accidents are as follows:
There are close to 5,000,000 highway accidents every year
Of those near 1.5 million result in injuries
In California their are over 3,000 roadway fatalities every year
45 million drovers still operate a motor vehicle without using a Seattle One of the most dangerous activities while driving on a highway is not putting on seat belts.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Lawsuit Against Caltrans: Under California state law victims of personal injury caused by a government agency must file an administrative claim with the agency within 180 (six months) from the date of the accident. Car accident claims with non government defendants can be filed an anytime within two years from the date of the injury. Failure to file a lawsuit in time will eliminate your right to recovery under the law. Free Legal Help: Our offices are concerned with making sure you have a easy and fast recovery and want to make sure the funds received for your accident are equal or greater than the harm suffered. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 855-385-2529. Further Information: Defective Roadway and Highway AccidentsAccidents Caused by Pavement Dropoffs
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