Personal Injury Lawyer
Back on April 27th of this year, a tragic incident occurred where an elderly man of 69 years was killed during a bicycle crash. This unfortunate event took place around 12n, Wednesday of that month. The bicycle crash happened between Los Angeles Avenue and Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley, California. If you are wondering how a bicycle injury could be fatal, it is because bicycles offer less protections than other modes of transportation. It is not stated whether the deceased victim, Stephen, wore a helmet, arm pads, and knee pads. However, even if he were, it is most likely the result would’ve been the same considering he was struck by a flatbed truck.
The at-fault driver remained at the scene. Thus, this was not a hit and run crime. The at-fault driver cooperated with police, submitting to a sobriety test. The surviving driver was uninjured and not under the influence of alcohol. The Simi Valley police began an investigation, concerned about what caused the accident. Could it have been the sun? Distracted driving? Oncoming traffic? Usually, a full scale investigation is necessary to uncover the cause of car crashes. Sometimes, the causes are several.
There are all sorts of personal injury cases. Car crashes don’t even begin to cover the array of personal injury cases that appear in civil court. Other common and frequent types of personal injury cases include:
- Dog bite cases
- Slip and fall cases
- Wrong site surgery cases
- Wrong person surgery cases
- Faulty product cases
- Poorly designed product cases
- Poorly manufactured product cases
- Animal attack cases
- Intentional tort cases
- Wrongful death cases
If you or a loved one is the victim of a personal injury case, trust a reliable personal injury Simi Valley, CA residents have called for over 30 years. Personal injury matters are wide ranging as it pertains to recovery costs you can request in court. Some personal injury cases result in millions, others are six figure awards, and often awards are several hundred to a few thousand. It all depends on what you can prove, the severity of your injuries, the degree of fault you played in the accident. You see, California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that some of your award money will be reduced by your percentage of fault. This is all the more reason why you need a skilled lawyer.
Pertaining to the news report above, the surviving relatives of deceased bicyclist Stephen can sue the truck driver in a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death suits are filed when a death has occurred that isn’t the result of criminal behavior but rather, negligence. In naming the harm you’re incurred at the loss of your loved one, you can request financial compensation for your pain and suffering and loss of consortium if the deceased was your spouse. You may also sue for the loss of the decedent’s financial contributions, both as a child or spouse. Other injuries, such as the expenses of funeral costs and medical bills can also be pursued in court.
However, it is not advisable to seek compensatory damages without first consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer like Barry P. Goldberg. Attorney Goldberg is a well known California attorney recognized by prestigious entities in the law community. He is compassionate and cares about helping victims be made whole again. Consider calling his law firm should you or your family find yourself in a similar incident as Stephen.