Chino, CA (March 17th, 2021) – According to authorities, a person was tragically killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident that happened on Wednesday, March 15th in Victorville.
Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident scene that took place at the intersection of Hopland Street and Cobalt Road where they located the only victim, Mr. Richard Arredondo. The 40-year-old Chino resident was regrettably pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department.
Most single-vehicle accidents are assumed to be caused by driver errors. Although this is true for some cases, it is not true for every accident. Some single-vehicle accidents can be caused by forces beyond the driver’s control.
From a technical standpoint, single-vehicle accidents involve one vehicle, such as a car colliding with a tree or light pole. A majority of these accidents are the result of driver error, like being distracted, drunk driving, speeding, or driving while sleep-deprived.
When a person is injured in a single-vehicle accident that was caused by his or her negligent actions, that person cannot file a personal injury claim for damages. Instead, these drivers are likely to be cited or sent to jail if their actions are illegal.
Of course, there are instances when the driver is abiding by all traffic laws and an accident can still happen through no fault of their own. When the driver’s accident occurs because of the negligence of another party, however, financial compensation can be pursued.
A common cause of single-vehicle accidents among SUVs is rollover accidents. These accidents can happen because there is a flaw in the vehicle’s design. Unfortunately, most of these accidents can be fatal since these vehicles are prone to roof crush incidents, where the roof caves in upon rolling over, crushing those inside. When an injury or wrongful death is caused by a rollover accident, the maker of the car can be held accountable.
A second common cause of single-vehicle accidents is road hazards, such as potholes, obstructed road signs, non-existent traffic signals, and road debris. In California, most roads are maintained by government agencies. When the agency has failed to maintain the road in relatively safe conditions, the agency can be held accountable for the driver’s accident. Filing a claim against a government entity is subject to a strict statute of limitations. Generally, claimants have six months from the time of their accident to bring a case forward.
A third common cause of single-vehicle accidents is malfunctioning auto parts. When the brakes, taillights, engines, or other parts of the vehicle are installed incorrectly or malfunction, serious accidents can occur. An accident caused by a defective auto part can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, internal injuries, neck and spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. Similar to rollover accidents, the vehicle manufacturer can be held accountable when found responsible for the accident. Other parties that may bear responsibility in accidents caused by malfunctioning auto parts are auto body shops, dealerships, and auto designers.
If you or someone you love was injured in a single-car accident, it is important that you consider hiring the support of a skilled personal injury attorney who has experience handling these types of complex cases. Single-vehicle accidents are complicated and they require a full investigation of the facts. A knowledgeable attorney will understand what evidence is needed to build a strong case against the negligent party and will ensure maximum compensation is obtained for the damages caused.
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