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CONCORD: Taleah Montanez Died In Car Accident On Kirker Pass Road


May 21, 2019

Taleah Montanez Concord: 18-Year-Old Taleah Montanez Died In Single Vehicle Car Accident On Kirker Pass Road –> Support The Family Through Go Fund Me 

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2019) – An 18-year-old woman identified as Taleah Montanez has tragically died in a single vehicle accident on Kirker Pass Road. 

Concord police are saying that the fatal accident took place around 12:41 a.m. after Taleah Montanez’s vehicle went off the southbound lanes and hit a signal pole. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. 

Despite life-saving efforts she was later pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. There have been a number of fatal accidents on Kirker Pass Road over the years. 

Since 2015 there have been 6 people killed along a mile stretch of road. You can support the victim’s family by donating to their Go Fund Me page. 

Liability In Accidents On Dangerous Roads

According to ASIRT, “Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.” It has been estimated that nearly 94% of accidents involve some amount of human error. 

But driver error is not the sole factor behind all accidents. A number of accidents are caused by dangerous roads. State and local governments have a legal responsibility to make sure that their road systems are as safe as reasonably possible. This includes making sure that roads are well designed, constructed and maintained. 

According to California Civil Code 835, “Except as provided by statute, a public entity is liable for injury caused by a dangerous condition of its property if the plaintiff establishes that the property was in a dangerous condition at the time of the injury, that the injury was proximately caused by the dangerous condition, that the dangerous condition created a reasonably foreseeable risk of the kind of injury which was incurred.” There are a number of ways in which a road may be dangerous. 

A road could be dangerous if its shoulders are too narrow, if it has blind curves, if the shoulders are unbanked or if the road is poorly grated. When there is a pattern of accidents on a single stretch of road that should put a city on notice that there is a problem that needs to be corrected. If a city fails to correct a dangerous condition on public property and this leads to an accident they may face civil liability. 

The family of a victim that dies in a car accident on a dangerous stretch of road may have the ability to file a municipal negligence claim. This can help a victim’s next of kin be fairly compensated for funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of love and pain and suffering.  A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. There are statute of limitations associated with filing a claim, so it’s important to act quickly. 

Investigating An Accident On A Dangerous Stretch Of Road

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Taleah Montanez. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help make this stretch of road safe. There have been far too many fatal accidents on Kirker Pass Road. We also encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page set up to help the family of the victim. 

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a car accident on a dangerous road you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need a free police report about a particular accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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