News reports that a 65-year-old man was rescued following 6 days trapped
in a ravine after his car went off a mountain road. David Lavau had been
driving of Lake Hughes Road north of Castaic when his car careened off
the side of the road. Lavau survived by drinking creek water and eating
bugs and leaves. He was rescued after a search party organized by his
friends and family located spotted his vehicle. He sustained several car
accident injuries, including a broken collarbone. His passenger was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Car accidents can occur for many reasons, and potential injuries can be exceedingly
severe or life-threatening. If you have been injured in a car accident,
or a loved one has suffered a
wrongful death, it is important to contact an experienced San Francisco car accident
attorney to discuss the incident and determine your next steps. Many times,
it may be possible to obtain compensation for your injuries. Often insurance
companies may try to settle for a lesser amount that will cover basic
treatment. A knowledgeable
San Francisco personal injury attorney can protect you from an unfair evaluation of your injuries and ensure
that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Although the cause of an accident may initially seem straightforward, an
in-depth investigation may reveal several factors that may be to blame.
For example, although most car accidents are caused by reckless or negligent
drivers – including
distracted drivers and
drunk drivers – in some instances car accident are caused by defective automobile
parts or manufacturing defects that cause a car to malfunction. In these
situations it may be possible to seek compensation from a car manufacturer
or other liable party. Other times, the design of the roadway may be to
blame. Where the governmental body responsible for designing or maintaining
a road fails to provide adequate signage or other safety measures, they
may be liable for negligent roadway design.
When any automobile accident occurs, a skilled car accident lawyer can
investigate all contributing factors to an incident and help the injured
victim obtain the compensation he or she deserves.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a car
accident, contact the experienced San Francisco car accident lawyers at
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a confidential consultation.