More often, Good Samaritans get nothing but gratitude and no injuries; however, the case of a Long Beach motorist is rather a different and tragic one.
A 55-year-old driver from Long Beach was killed while helping another motorist who had a flat tire in Ventura Freeway, Burbank, when a speeding Pontiac hit the Good Samaritan that resulted in his untimely death.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the driver of the 2008 Pontiac G6 was heading westbound at about 65 miles per hour when he fatally struck the victim who had just finished changing a tire of another motorist.
The stranded driver on the other hand, sustained head injuries when the debris from the car crash hit him. According to news reports, the injured motorist was rushed into a hospital. CHP officials have said that the Pontiac driver was not injured and was not arrested.
In legal sense, the Pontiac driver if proven negligent may be charged with wrongful death lawsuit by the victim’s survivors. Under the tort law, in the event of a fatal car accident caused by the careless of another, the surviving relatives or family members of the deceased victim have the right to make a wrongful death claim.
Additionally, the driver of the stranded vehicle may file a personal injury case against the driver of the Pontiac, and may assert for compensation claims.
For more information on California automobile accidents, you may consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. An attorney will help you file the car accident lawsuit and recover damages. Dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free case analysis.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Posted by LA Lawyers Journal at 4:53 PM
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