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Lawsuits Resulting from Fatal Auto Accident May Include Caltrans

On July 20, 2012, I published “Jury Returns Record $31.5 Million Verdict in Motorcycle Accident on Known Dangerous Road” in which a jury found the driver 85% liable for negligence and the State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans) 15% liable.

Caltrans may be facing another lawsuit resulting from fatal auto accident, this time in San Diego. A 16-year-old, who had his driver’s license for less than five months, was racing another vehicle when he lost control of his car and crashed, killing two passengers and injuring two others. Prosecutors said the teen was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph when the accident occurred.

Two lawsuits have been filed against the teen driver and his parents, but lawyers for the victims said that a case may be filed against Caltrans alleging dangerous road conditions – a series of dips or “swells” may have caused the teen to lose control.

Winning a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit resulting from a dangerous road accident involves proving the government was aware of a significant roadway danger, but failed to fix it. Whether a lawsuit is filed against Caltrans or not, the negligent driver should still be held accountable.

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