An automobile accident caused the Golden Gate Bridge to shut down for an hour on Sunday. The car collision involved four cars. Although the specific reasons for the crash are unknown, a California highway Patrol officer stated that he suspected that one of the vehicles crossed over the line into oncoming traffic. Whether alcohol played a factor is unknown.
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced automobile accident lawyer to determine your next steps and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Many factors affect this determination. Here, this crash is one of several over the last few years that draw attention to a controversial issue – the lack of a median barrier across the Golden Gate Bridge. Whether Sunday’s accident could have been prevented had a barrier existed will likely be examined. Overarching issues such as roadway design often play as much of a role in causing an accident as driver error.
A knowledgeable attorney will investigate all the issues surrounding an accident and inform you regarding how these factors may affect you.
For more information, or if you have been injured in an accident, please contact the experienced Stockton personal injury lawyers at the Sette Law Firm for a free consultation.
The Sacramento Bee reports that a crane collapsed at a small Sacramento area amusement park. Two workers were injured in the accident. Safety officials have been called to investigate the workplace accident.
If you have been injured in any type of accident – such as an amusement park accident or workplace accident – it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Stockton personal injury lawyer to discuss the incident and protect your right to obtain compensation.
Here, two workers were working on the towering Scandia Screamer ride when the crane they were on, as well as part of the ride, fell over. The accident left two park employees dangling by safety harnesses, badly injuring one. The crane operator – who was not a park employee – also suffered personal injuries.
Where workplace accidents occur, many issues of liability arise. In some instances, those injured may file worker’s compensation claims against their employer, regardless of fault. In these situations, workers are paid a percentage of their salary to cover disability payments. Employers are shielded from civil lawsuits, but the payments workers receive are often too low to fully cover medical bills and other expenses. In other situations, it may be possible to file a civil lawsuit against a third party – such as a contractor who was on the work site or a manufacturer of faulty equipment – in order to obtain adequate payment. In a third party lawsuit you may be able to recover pain and suffering, medical expenses, future damages and enjoyment of life.
An experienced Stockton work related accident lawyer can advise you regarding the type of action you may be able to file if you have been hurt at work. For more information, or if you have suffered any type of personal injury, contact the experienced Stockton personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for a free consultation.