Peabody Road Rollover Accident Kills Fairfield Woman
A woman was killed in a rollover accident in Fairfield on May 11 when her vehicle exited the roadway. The collision occurred along Peabody Road near Chuck Hammond Drive at about 5:00 a.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) identified the woman as a Vacaville resident in her 20s.
Woman Ejected From Vehicle in Rollover Accident
The woman’s vehicle allegedly exited the roadway, and she overcorrected, causing the car she was riding in to roll several times. The driver was not using a seat restraint at the time of the fatal rollover accident and was ejected. She died at the accident scene. An inquiry is underway by CHP Traffic investigators to find out why the collision occurred.
Why Rollover Crashes Are So Dangerous
Rollover crashes are particularly dangerous as they can cause an occupant to be ejected from the vehicle, leading to serious injuries or even death. The risk of rollover increases when vehicles have a higher center of gravity, such as SUVs and pickup trucks. These vehicles become less stable in emergency maneuvers and when they hit particular objects such as curbs or guardrails.
Roof Crush in a Rollover Accident
When a vehicle rolls over, the roof can crush and cause severe injury or death to anyone inside. A rollover crash can also result in the vehicle’s occupants being thrown from it, leading to catastrophic injuries. In addition, if an occupant is wearing their seat belt, they may be trapped in the vehicle after it rolls, resulting in even more serious injury and potential death.
By retaining a vehicle following a fatal crash, it can be examined to see if the roof failed. If it did, the family may be able to place a claim against the manufacturer to recover damages.
Why a Grieving Family Might Consider Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
The death of a loved one can be an emotionally devastating event, and making important legal decisions during this difficult time is often overwhelming. However, if the loss of your loved one was caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another individual or entity, filing a claim for wrongful death may be an important step.
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit filed by family members of the decedent when their loved one’s death was caused by another person’s or organization’s careless or intentional actions. It is an attempt to seek justice and fair compensation for the damages experienced by the family. Filing a wrongful death claim can help to provide financial relief for the costs associated with your one’s death, such as lost wages and future earnings, funeral expenses, and more.
The following are some helpful tips provided by Attorney Ed Smith about hiring a lawyer:
Fairfield Wrongful Death Lawyer
I am Ed Smith. I’m a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. An accident caused by another driver’s negligence may allow your loved one’s family to recover damages. Please call us at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 if you would like free and friendly guidance from an accident attorney about filing a claim. You may contact us online if you find that more convenient. During our free consultations, we’ll review your case, explain your options and answer any questions you may have.
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