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Fatal Portola Bike/Truck Collision Leads To Claim Of Negligence Against San Mateo County

Last year's Portola Valley fatal bicycle accident has now resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver involved in the collision and his employer. The truck versus bicycle accident occurred last November and ended in the death of a 47-year-old Los Altos Hills woman.

The truck driver and his company have now counter-sued, seeking indemnity from San Mateo County. The suit alleged that the accident was "caused by a dangerous condition on public property created on or maintained by the County of San Mateo." A representative of the company notes "The road is poorly designed and can be a 'trap for bicyclists."

If you or a loved one has been injured seriously injured in an accident, it is critical to contact an experienced California personal injury attorney to explore your options and seek compensation for your harm.

Several different sources of fault may exist for one accident, each leading to different theories and avenues of recovery. In some cases, driver error may be to blame. In others, an employer may have negligently hired a driver, or may push drivers to perform under unsafe conditions. And in others, such as is alleged here, roadway design or maintenance may have a direct correlation to an accident.

An experienced accident attorney will investigate all the factors surrounding a particular incident and be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

For more information, or if you have been harmed in any type of California accident, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for an initial consultation.