When drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are legally responsible for avoiding mistakes or recklessness that places other people in positions of unreasonable harm. This is known as a legal duty, and when it's breached it can lead to a California personal injury lawsuit. While nothing has yet been determined, something went wrong in a single-vehicle Davenport car accident
that left a teen seriously injured.
According to the authorities, this single-vehicle Davenport car accident occurred yesterday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. A man in his 40's and a 19-year-old man were riding in a vehicle on a dirt road near c between Santa Cruz and Davenport. As the vehicle neared an agricultural pond, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it veered off the road and into the pond below. The older man managed to escape uninjured, but rescue workers had to pull the 19-year-old male out of the vehicle.
California Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our support and our thoughts for the young man who was injured in this single-vehicle Davenport car accident. We hope that the injured man is able to survive the harm he has suffered. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding California car accidents. Every year, nearly 3,000 people are killed and 175,000 people are injured in these crashes.
California Personal Injury Lawyers
Obviously, much more information would be necessary before any determination of potential legal liability could be made. The most critical question that would need an answer is the identity of the driver. If the older man was driving, then it could lead to the filing of a California personal injury lawsuit by the younger man. If such a claim was filed and was successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates him for his medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of California personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of the injured for many years. Contact the Scarlett Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.