Car accidents occur every day in San Diego and throughout the country. These accidents can lead to serious injuries, and even death. Loved ones of those injured or deceased must handle large amounts of unexpected medical and funeral bills, while at the same time mourning their loss. In these challenging times, injured parties, or their surviving family members, may seek a personal injury claim to receive compensation for monetary losses. Recently, a San Diego police officer was injured in a car accident.
Police say that the San Diego police officer sustained serious injuries after an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck hit the officer's vehicle. According to police, the driver of the pickup truck ran a red light and continued to speed when the driver hit the police car. Police say that the police officer was trapped in the police car and was extricated from the car by firefighters. According to reports, the driver of the pickup truck did not suffer serious injuries and was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving.
The law of negligence often rules a personal liability claim involving a car accident. A person who fails to use reasonable care while operating a vehicle is considered to be negligent. The injured party or their loved ones must prove that the defendant was negligently operating the vehicle, that the negligence led to the accident and that the plaintiff's injuries were a result of the accident.
In a car accident, an individual may suffer injuries that present lifelong challenges. For the injured party and their loved ones, a personal liability claim may provide a sense of closure.
Source: The Sacramento Bee, "San Diego officer seriously hurt in car crash," Dec. 30, 2012