Two Young Pedestrians Injured in Crash

  • Aug 17 2015
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

pedestrian accident injures 2According to San Diego police, two pedestrians, both young boys, were injured in a crash involving an out-of-control Volvo. Police say that around 2:00 p.m. in eastbound lanes at 49th Street, the female driver of a white Volvo was rear-ended by another vehicle that fled the scene. The woman claims that her brakes went out, causing her to lose control of her car as she continued down the road. Her vehicle hit a Hyundai Accent from behind.

She claims she swerved sharply to the right to deliberately hit a wall to stop the car. However, the Volvo hit an SUV and the two young pedestrians. The pedestrians, a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old, suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. The Volvo driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries and were also transported to a hospital.

Products Liability and Traffic Accidents

If you have suffered injuries because of a defective motor vehicle, you may have a product liability claim. There are several different types of product liability claims involving motor vehicles, including:

  • Defectively manufactured vehicles or vehicle parts – This type of claim includes both vehicles and vehicle parts that have been improperly manufactured, which in turn cause a crash. This could be the result of an error at the manufacturing facility or a problem occurring during shipping or at the vehicle dealership.
  • Vehicles with an unreasonably dangerous design – This type of claim involves vehicles or parts that have an unreasonably dangerous design, though they were properly manufactured.

If you have suffered injuries because of a defective part or vehicle design, speak with a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney can help you determine who is at fault in your accident, from the manufacturer to the dealer. Your attorney can also help you seek compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party.

Keep in mind that the legal basis for a defective product claim is different from a negligent driving claim. It may not be the driver’s fault that the accident occurred if his or her vehicle was not working properly. If you believe this to be the case in your accident, speak with your attorney. The team at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego can help you if you have been injured due to a defective vehicle. Give us a call today and let us aggressively represent you.

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