Modesto Woman Killed in Car Wreck
Officials in San Joaquin County reported that a 25-year-old woman from Modesto was killed in a recent car wreck. The incident occurred on July 4, 2022, on northbound Highway 99 in the vicinity of French Camp Road.
Details on the Car Wreck That Killed a Modesto Woman
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office indicated that a Modesto woman was driving northbound on State Route 99 when, for unknown reasons, her 2012 Chevrolet reportedly struck a call box. The vehicle allegedly veered off the road moments after the initial collision and crashed into a tree.
The sheriff’s office reported that the vehicle caught fire, and a passerby removed the woman from the vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital for immediate treatment. Sadly, she was declared deceased during hospitalization. Officials have not yet released her name due to an ongoing investigation.
Who is Responsible for a Single-Vehicle Crash?
A single-vehicle accident may occur for reasons that are outside of a motorist’s control, such as:
- Automaker: Any part or component of a motor vehicle may have a defect in the design or manufacturing process. When this occurs, it may leave the occupants of the car in harm’s way when driving on the road. This may include fuel leaks that cause a fire, accelerator pedals remaining stuck, insufficient roof structure and support in a rollover collision, failure of an airbag deployment, faulty brakes, and more. When this occurs, an auto products liability claim may be brought against the automaker for damages incurred.
- Government Entity: Catastrophic crashes may occur from unsafe road conditions, such as insufficient road warning signage, potholes, lack of guardrails, and poor roadway design. In other situations, insufficient road maintenance may also be a factor in such traffic collisions. Even the safest driver may be involved in a motor vehicle collision when roadway defects are present.
Hazardous road conditions and faulty vehicle parts may have the potential to result in motor vehicle collisions with catastrophic injuries or even death in some extreme cases. If this has occurred, reach out to an experienced Modesto car accident lawyer to discuss your case in detail in a free consultation.
How Our Law Firm Can Help Your Family
When an individual has been injured or killed in a single-vehicle accident resulting from poor road conditions or defective car equipment, the injured party or family of a decedent may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. A government entity case is particularly complex because of the strict deadlines that apply, such as the six-month statute of limitations for filing a notice of claim.
At our law firm, we have decades of combined experience handling cases arising from a wide array of accidents, and we would be honored to help you and your family. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources your wrongful death case needs for a favorable resolution. Learn more about how our injury lawyers can help by watching this video and calling us for a free consultation.
Personal Injury Attorney in Modesto
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A car wreck may result in serious injuries or even death to those involved. If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a crash, contact our law firm for free, friendly case advice from one of our accident attorneys at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. We work on a contingent fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we obtain a successful case outcome for you and your family.
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