People in California choose to use a bicycle as a form of transportation for a variety of different reasons. In addition to personal health benefits, using bicycles can save money and protect the environment. Unfortunately, bicyclists often face harm from the negligent behavior of others on the roadway. For example, police are currently investigating a bike crash that resulted in a fatality.
Car accidents and product recalls associated with automobiles are regular topics that make California news. Many times, certain makes and models of automobiles are recalled in an effort to prevent accidents from occurring. If an accident were to occur as the result of a defective automobile, it is possible that the car manufacturer and even the car dealership could be held responsible. Recently, actor Anton Yelchin was killed in what his parents claim to be a case of wrongful death .
Wrecks involving vehicles and pedestrians often result in terrible consequences. When a truck goes off a bridge and falls into a crowd, however, the resulting impact can be catastrophic. In a recent tragic accident, an apparently drunk driver in California drove through a guardrail along a bridge and plunged into a crowd below.
California has statutes in place to protect the public. Whenever a company, land owner or driver fails to adhere to these laws, there is a potential for disaster. Unfortunately, disaster can sometimes come in the form of wrongful death.
A woman who has finished serving her sentence for an accident that killed a pedestrian recently spoke to students in California about the dangers of texting and driving. The now ex-convict acknowledged that she was a negligent driver and says her fatal error never ceases to haunt her. The woman lamented that her life will never be the same, all because she looked away from the road to read a text message from her boyfriend while driving.