A tragic San Francisco rollover accident has left one dead and two suffering serious personal injuries. According to reports the accident occurred in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood and was caused by a woman who was driving recklessly. Police state that the woman was she was going as fast as 80 mph up Pine Street, crossed over all the lanes, went around a bus and rear-ended a minivan waiting at the red light at Pine and Gough. The van went airborne on impact.
A witness notes that the force of the collision caused the minivan to flip up and land on its side. Both vehicles were left in pieces. The woman driving the SUV was not seriously hurt, but the crash left the woman driving the mini-van and her daughter with critical injuries. The driver's 16-year old son, a student at Lincoln High School in San Francisco's Sunset District, was killed.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, its important to seek the advice of a top San Francisco car accident lawyer. A skilled Bay area attorney can begin an investigation into all of the causes surrounding a particular accident and ensure that you receive the all the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
While in this instance the cause of the accident seems apparent, the factors behind most crashes aren't so clear-cut and may involve a variety of factors such as reckless driving, defective parts (such as tires or brakes) or roadway negligence. Further, consulting with an attorney who has a proven history working with insurance companies to recover damages is critical. Statistically, an individual is half as likely to recover the compensation he or she is due without the assistance of an attorney.
Many insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of those attempting to recover their own compensation. They may use tactics against you to lower the amount of your claim, deny claims or delay your compensation until you are truly desperate. If you have any questions involving your claim or whether or not an attorney is needed, discuss your case with a knowledgeable law firm as soon as possible.
For more information or if you have been injured in any type of accident, contat the top San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.