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Rollover Accident Fatally Injures Stockton Woman

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Rollover Accident Fatally Injures Stockton Woman

A rollover accident in Placer County claimed the life of a Stockton woman during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The incident occurred shortly after midnight along the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 near Smith Flat Road. A driver of a 2002 Nissan Altima lost control of their vehicle on a curve on the freeway. This caused the Nissan to veer onto the shoulder where it overturned. Two of the four occupants in the Nissan were reportedly ejected out of the vehicle after the crash. Sadly, one of the ejected occupants passed away at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 20-year-old Tiahjanai Livingston of Stockton.

We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Ms. Livingston in their time of loss and sorrow.

Loved One Forever Remembered

Tiahjanai Livingston was a beloved member of her family. She was considered an amazing person by those who knew and loved her. She had plans of attending the police academy in April 2019. She will be remembered for her kind and loving soul. A GoFundMe page has been established on behalf of Ms. Livingston and her family to help cover her funeral expenses during this difficult time.

Rollover Accidents and Roof Crush Resistance

During a rollover accident, the survival rate of both the driver and passengers is dependent on the strength of the car’s roof. If a roof crushes in during a collision, vehicle occupants are susceptible to suffering severe injuries or even death caused by the roof collapse. Automakers must adhere to federal standards regarding roof crush resistance which must support a minimum of 2.5 times the vehicle’s weight. If this standard is not met, an auto product liability claim may be brought against the manufacturer for resultant damages in a crushed roof accident. To learn about the factors that may affect the value of an injury claim in a rollover accident, watch the following YouTube video.

Single Vehicle Accidents

Single vehicle accidents are those involving only one car. This type of crash can happen to the best of drivers. Some reasons may be out of a driver’s control in which compensation may be sought from other liable parties. These may include roadway defects, defective vehicle parts or equipment, and phantom vehicle accidents. Although it may be difficult to navigate the legal complexities of a single vehicle accident case, it is not entirely impossible. Consulting with an experienced Stockton personal injury lawyer can help in these types of cases. The attorney can identify factors that may have contributed to the accident outside of driver error.

Passenger Injury Claims in a Single Vehicle Accident

Being involved in a single vehicle accident can be a confusing experience, especially as an injured passenger. The matter may become even more complicated if a relative or friend was driving the car. Regardless of the circumstances, an injured passenger may be able to file a claim against the driver’s insurance policy as well as their own. A passenger may be eligible to file a claim against their own auto insurance so long as he or she has uninsured/underinsured motorist protection. This may only be applicable if their damages exceed the responsible driver’s coverage limits. Even if the motorist responsible for the crash is a friend or loved one, seeking compensation for your injury-related expenses should not affect your relationship.

Single Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death Claims

When a loved one is lost in a single vehicle accident due to the negligence of someone else, the case may be considered wrongful death. Families of those lost in wrongful death car accidents are often left financially and emotionally devastated. An experienced Stockton wrongful death attorney understands that these types of cases may be difficult to navigate without proper legal guidance, especially in times of grief and sorrow. If this has happened in your family, do not hesitate to reach out for help when it is needed.

Stockton Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury attorney. Rollover accidents can cause serious injuries and in some cases, wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a rollover collision caused by the fault of another party or entity, you may benefit from the insight of an experienced injury lawyer. Please feel free to call me anytime at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly legal advice.

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