The Merced Sun-Star reports that two separate car accidents have resulted in the deaths of three people over the last few days.
In one automobile accident, two 19-year-old women were killed after their car struck a power pole on Lake Road. The car had drifted onto the shoulder, and after the driver corrected, she lost control and the car began to spin clockwise. Two other passengers in the car suffered minor injuries.
In a second car accident, a 57-year-old man was killed after being injured in a truck accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident and suffered serious injuries or if a loved one has died in a car crash, it is important to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and explore options for compensation. In many situations, the extent of your coverage will be determined based on the insurance contract you have. If you are the party being charged with negligence, your insurance company is required to defend claims made against your policy. If you are the one injured or wronged, your insurance company should cover your claims and then may bring a “subrogation claim” against the responsible party.
However, several different factors impact the scenario such as whether the parties have insurance at-all, if you have an uninsured motorist policy, and the determination of fault.
If you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to hire a lawyer familiar with insurance laws to help you proceed with your claim. For more information, please contact the experiencedCalifornia accident attorneys at The Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.