Miguel Balbuena Sunnyvale: 15-Year-Old Miguel Balbuena Was Injured After Being Hit With A Car Driven By Army Veteran With PTSD
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA (April 28, 2019) – At least 8 people were injured including Miguel Balbuena after a 34-year-old Army veteran with PTSD hit them.
Miguel Balbuena was riding his bicycle when he was near a group of people. Out of nowhere the army veteran rammed the pedestrians and seriously injured several of them.
Miguel Balbuena was able to partially move out of the way of the car – a move that may have potentially saved his life. According to the victim, the Army vet got out of the car after the accident and began saying ‘thank you God for giving me this opportunity’.
Prosecutors are saying that the crash was deliberate, but the veteran’s attorney is saying that it was an accident.
Liability In Car Accidents
Every driver is expected to operate their vehicle in a reasonably safe manner in order to avoid accidents. According to California Vehicle code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
When a driver is negligent and injures a pedestrian they may face civil liability for the crash. Any person that is injured may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Miguel Balbuena and all of those that were injured in this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those that have been affected. Any person that may have witnessed the crash should come forward and speak with police.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are committed to getting accident victims the justice and support that they need to fully recover. Whether you need assistance after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.