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The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys feel a duty to inform the public of high-risk situations to minimize the chance of potential disaster. One problem that may not be apparent given our large metropolitan area relates to head-on crashes occurring when one driver suddenly crosses a median or a double-yellow line. Sadly, that’s what may have happened on Wednesday when a person was seriously injured in a head-on car accident.
According to Fox 5 San Diego, in a story that can be found here, the crash at issue occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. One motorist was headed in one direction on Japatul Road in Alpine in a car at the same time as another motorist was moving in the opposite direction in a white pickup truck. As the motorists neared each other not far from Boulder Oaks Elementary School, the driver of the pickup truck crossed into the other man’s lane and a violent, head-on crash occurred. The driver of the car was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to the hospital. The driver of the pickup truck was not harmed.
First, we hope that the man who was seriously injured in this accident is able to overcome his injuries and to make a full and fast recovery. We also hope that the police investigation into this incident wraps up quickly so that whatever justice needs to be pursued can be obtained. Secondly, we regretfully state that this crash will now become part of the body of statistics that relate to San Diego County car accidents. Every year, tens of thousands of crashes occur that lead to thousands of injuries and to more than 200 fatalities.
Not to mention, head-on crashes are among the most dangerous types of collisions because of the high speeds involved, the lack of reaction time on the part of the person not crossing into oncoming traffic and the manner in which the vehicles tend to collide. If you are driving on a rural, two-lane road with a double-yellow line separating the lanes, you should always at least be ready to take evasive measures should an oncoming vehicle cross over those lines. Better to be prepared than to be caught off guard, as there is simply no time to respond in most of these situations.
If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligent, reckless or even intentional actions of someone else, you need to do whatever it takes to make yourself whole physically, emotionally and financially. Losses incurred from any crash can be devastating. The first instinct for anyone who is harmed in a crash is likely to file a claim with his or her insurance company. While this is generally a reasonable step to take, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that even a driver’s own insurance company can be extremely difficult to deal with.
Instead, people who face difficulty either quantifying their potential recovery or effectuating that recovery should seek the help of a San Diego personal injury lawyer who understands what it takes to achieve results for his or her clients. If you find yourself in this difficult situation, contact the Gomez Trial Attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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