Road Conditions May Have Played Factor in Santa Cruz Accident

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Dec-2009

Injuries sustained during car accidents can range from minor scrapes and bruises to life-altering, catastrophic injuries. In 2007, a graduate of San Lorenzo Valley High School lost control of her vehicle, spun into oncoming traffic, and was struck by a pickup truck being driven by a Santa Cruz County worker. The accident resulted in catastrophic injury, and left the young woman a quadriplegic. According to a pressbanner.com article, the family of the Santa Cruz accident victim is seeking to file suit against the county after informal investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident showed that road conditions may have played a contributing factor in causing the accident.

According to the claim, the safety of the road, including its drainage and current signage, is being labeled as dangerous. Furthermore, the speed of the vehicle being driven by the county worker has also been labeled a factor that may have caused the accident. If in fact these conditions are deemed to have played a role in causing the accident, then the injured party may be able to seek compensatory damages. Such recompense can assist with the costs associated with the accident, namely medical bills and physical therapy fees, if applicable.

Dangerous road conditions are not the fault of motorists. It is the responsibility of local governing authorities to ensure that roads and highways are safe to be traveled on. In the event that dangerous road conditions contribute to a San Jose car accident, the best course of action for an accident victim to take is retaining the services of an experienced Santa Cruz personal injury attorney. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our skilled injury attorneys will seek compensatory damages on your behalf and will hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their actions. Call us today at (800) 900-0863 for a free case consultation.

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