California Man Rescued After Being Trapped In A Ravine For 6 Days Following A  Car Accident

California Man Rescued After Being Trapped In A Ravine For 6 Days Following A Car Accident

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.


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