A San Bernardino car accident on August 8 killed one man who tried to get between two vehicles at a red light on North Mountain View Avenue. The man from Rialto drove a 2001 Honda and collided with two other vehicles after striking a truck. He was thrown from his vehicle and died at a Loma Linda hospital, and a San Bernardino police lieutenant said that traffic violations often occur in the area near the crash. While this location may see a lot of crashes, the people in the vehicles hit could not expect or prepare for this event. Fortunately, they have options when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of a wreck.
Many of even the most serious car accidents are preventable since collisions frequently occur because of a driver’s mistake. These mistakes can include speeding, texting and driving, not watching the road or drinking and driving. When drivers injure others by failing to act responsibly, these mistakes are called negligence. Drivers engaging in negligent behavior may be liable for any damages others suffer when an accident happens. This means that victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and even emotional pain and suffering.
Not all cases go to court because injured parties might accept a settlement offer provided by a liable driver’s insurance company. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney ensures that one gets a fair settlement that will cover costs whether going to trail or not. One cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road, but those injured can decide what happens after an accident. Contact us when choosing to seek the compensation you are entitled to.