San Mateo news reports that a fatal crash was likely caused by a flat tire. According to reports, the driver of a 2000 Honda turned on the hazard lights and slowed down after getting a flat tire. A car traveling in the same lane – a Range Rover – didn't slow down and rear-ended the Honda. A 24-year-old who was a passenger in the back seat suffered serious personal injuries in the crash. She later died as the result of her injuries. The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries including facial lacerations. The driver of the Range Rover was uninjured.
If you or a loved one has been in a San Francisco car accident, especially one involving serious personal injury or death, it's important to seek the advice of an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney right away. A knowledgeable San Francisco accident lawyer can begin an investigation into all of the potential causes of a particular accident and ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve.
In some situations, an accident results from driver error. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries such as medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Other times, a defect or defective car part (such as tires or brakes) may be to blame. In these cases, it may be possible to bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. Because California is a comparative negligence state, it is possible to recover from each party that caused or contributed to an injury accident, even if the injured party is found partly to blame.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a San Francisco car accident, contact the top San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.