Fatal Accident Occurs on West I-580 Ramp
A fatal accident in Dublin recently claimed the life of Nicholas Garcia, a resident of Castro Valley, age 31. The collision occurred along the westbound I-580 ramp toward north I-680 around 3:10 a.m. An incident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that Garcia was going at a high rate of speed in a BMW 540i along the ramp when he lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into the concrete divider. The vehicle then overturned.
Driver Dies in Ramp Accident After Hitting Concrete Divider
Although Garcia was using a seat restraint at the time the crash occurred, he did not survive the collision. The ramp was shut down to traffic for around an hour as CHP officers investigated the accident.
Causes of a Fatal Accident on a Highway Ramp
There is a high rate of accidents near highway ramps or on them. When they occur on a ramp, they can be particularly dangerous. There is a risk of a vehicle crashing into a concrete divider or going off the ramp into the roadway below because of the tight quarters. These collisions occur for a variety of reasons other than driver error, including:
- Aggressive drivers: One car cutting off another vehicle can lead to a fatal accident on a highway ramp.
- Poor ramp design: A fatality accident may be caused by a poorly designed exit ramp. It may be possible to bring a lawsuit against the government entity responsible for the roadway if this is the case. These claims must be filed within six months. By retaining an injury attorney, you will not only be able to negotiate with the government entity for the best outcome but can ensure the claim is filed within the time limit.
- Defective auto parts: A defective part in a vehicle can cause a serious or even fatal accident. You can be seriously injured or even killed in an accident when the brakes or steering fails or your accelerator sticks, so you cannot control the speed of the vehicle. Keeping the vehicle after a collision allows engineers to investigate whether an auto defect caused the crash. It is possible to file an auto product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer and others when these problems occur and result in an injury or fatality.
Recovery of Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death lawsuit can provide financial and emotional relief to family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or intentional action of another. A successful claim can result in awards for damages including funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and benefits, mental anguish, loss of consortium and more. If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to understand the types of damages that can be recovered. A wrongful death lawyer can help you in recovering the compensation you deserve.
Dublin Personal Injury Lawyer
My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Dublin personal injury lawyer. If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one, you or the surviving family members may be able to recover compensation. You are welcome to contact us for our free and friendly advice at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400. In addition, we can be reached online. By arranging a free consultation either in-person or virtually, you can have your case reviewed, discover options to recover compensation and have your questions answered.
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