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FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Car Accident at Fountain Orthotics and Prosthetics Leaves Two People Injured After Car Crashed Into Building


Oct 28, 2018

Fountain Orthotics and Prosthetics Accident: Two People Injured In Fountain Valley Car Accident After Vehicle Drove Into Medical Building

 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (October 25, 2018) Two people were injured when a car crashed into the Fountain Orthotics and Prosthetics building by Harbor Boulevard.

Police rushed to the scene of the accident and found a car inside of  Fountain Orthotics and Prosthetics with two people trapped by the car. Two people ended up being pinned by the car against a wall.

There is no suspicion of DUI at this time. A 71-year-old driver was uninjured in the car accident that took place around 1:00 p.m. The car involved in the crash is being described as a black Mercedes.

Fountain Valley police are saying that the elderly driver was trying to park at the time of the collision.

An investigation into the Fountain Orthotics and Prosthetics accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Car Accidents When Drivers Hit Storefronts

Drivers running into storefronts may seem like a freak occurrence, but it is actually extraordinarily common. There are literally tens of thousands of similar accidents that happen every year in the United States. Most of these accidents involve elderly drivers who experience “pedal confusion.” In short, a driver mistakes the accelerator for the brakes and they can end up driving into a building. Older drivers are much more likely to experience pedal confusion than younger drivers. As we age, our senses diminish and this can have horrific results for drivers as well as pedestrians. Drivers that experience pedal confusion and cause an accident will typically face civil liability if someone is injured or killed.

In addition to driver negligence, a victim of a storefront collision may also have the ability to file a premises liability claim. In short, business owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe environment. This includes having safety features that could help prevent pedestrian accidents. Because storefront collisions are so common, there have been a number of measures designed to prevent them. A bollard post is a rigid concrete or steel structure that sticks up out of the ground. They are usually placed in areas where pedestrians walk and may be vulnerable to an accident.

Depending on the facts of any case, a property owner may face civil liability for failing to install bollard posts to prevent cars from entering a storefront. When there is a history of similar accidents at a property this should prompt the owners to take action. A victim may have the right to file a claim for damages including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney

Have you or someone that you love been injured in a car accident after a car went into a storefront? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We are proud to have recovered over 1 billion dollars for our clients. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here to help. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Ashley Ludwig. Car Smashes Through Fountain Valley Medical Building; Two Injured. October 25, 2018

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