Each year, more than 2 million Americans are involved in car accidents that result in death or serious injury. Here’s a look at a few recent personal injury lawsuits and settlements related to car accidents.
Lawsuit Filed Over “Ponderosa Jump” Deaths
A lawsuit has been filed over the deaths of two teenagers from Spokane Valley, Washington who were killed in an auto accident.
Both 15-year-olds were riding in the car of another teen who was driving over “the Ponderosa Jump,” a dip in the road which locals used to “catch air.” The car left the roadway and hit a tree, causing the deaths of the two passengers. The driver of the vehicle, who had been driving at least 70 mph in a 25 mph zone, had just received his license the day before the accident.
The lawsuit was filed against Spokane Valley and Spokane County, who allegedly knew of the dangerous road conditions.
San Bernardino County, Calif. Settles Crash Lawsuit for $3.75M
A lawsuit over the death of a man in a crash with a sheriff’s deputy on Twentynine Palms Highway in California has been settled.
San Bernardino County is set to pay $3.75 million to settle the lawsuit. According to court records, San Bernardino County’s insurance carrier provided $1.25 million, and the county government will pay the rest.
The lawsuit was filed by the man’s widow against the deputy involved in the accident, his employers, San Bernardino County, the Sheriff’s Department and the city of Twentynine Palms.
What to Do if You’ve Been in a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
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- maximize the potential compensation you may receive
- investigate all details of your accident and injuries
- protect your rights as an accident victim
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