Woman And Three Children Injured In Rollover Accident At Blind Curve Not far From Soledad Canyon Road Near Highway 14
SOLEDAD, CALIFORNIA (May 3, 2019) – Three children and their mother were seriously injured in a car accident by Soledad Canyon Road, near Highway 14.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the rollover accident happened late Thursday afternoon. All of the victims had to be taken to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Police are saying that the car flipped at a blind curve in the road. Traffic along Soledad Canyon Road was temporarily shut down as the investigation continued.
Liability In Rollover Accidents
Over 35,000 people are killed every year in car accidents in the United States alone. Millions more are injured and require hospitalization. The vast majority of crashes take place because of human error. But driver error alone is not always to blame. In certain situations, a city or public entity may be liable for a dangerous condition on public property.
According to California Government Code 830.8, “A public entity may be liable for accidents approximately caused by its failure to provide a signal, sign, marking or device to warn of a dangerous condition which endangers the safe movement of traffic and which would not be reasonably apparent to, and would not have been anticipated by, a person exercising due care.”
For example, an intersection or road may be dangerous if there is a blind curve. Drivers should typically be warned about upcoming curves in the roadway. Consider, for example, the following sign:
Any person that is injured in a car accident on a dangerous road may be able to file a municipal negligence claim for damages. Damages may include money for all medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if the manage to successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman and her children who were involved in this accident. What happened is deeply unfortunate. It is our sincere hope that city officials will wake up and realize that there is a problem at this road. Steps need to be taken to improve the safety of Soledad Canyon Road.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident on Soledad Canyon 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 getting our clients the financial and medical support that they need to fully recover. Whether you have questions for an attorney or just need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.