74-Year-Old Man ID’d as Victim
CARLSBAD (December 7, 2017)- According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Frank Vawter, 74, has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a falling tree branch Thursday morning at Holiday Park at the address of 1190 Pine Avenue.
The incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. while Vawter had apparently been standing by or underneath a tree when a large branch suddenly broke off and struck him.
Paramedics were quickly notified to attend Vawter who tragically succumbed to his injuries approximately 15 minutes following the incident while EMTs were in the process of providing resuscitation efforts.
At this time, it is believed that the falling tree branch was a result of the current poor weather conditions which have consisted of high gusts of wing contributed to the ongoing fires in San Diego County.
No further details have been disclosed at this time while the Carlsbad Police Department handles the investigation.
Carlsbad Wrongful Death Lawyer
A personal injury wrongful death attorney will take the time to look into whether there were multiple parties, businesses or government entities that should be held liable. California law states that a government or owner that fails to ensure the safety of the general public due to lack of maintenance will be held fully responsible any injury sustained by individuals. Some examples may include when a large tree branches land on a person causing great head or bodily injury to the victim or when trees topple over and fall into the road triggering an accident injuring those involved.
In this case, the family of Mr. Frank Vawter may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party or entity once the investigation proves that negligence or wrongdoing has been a factor. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a tree accident, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 and speak with our Carlsbad wrongful death and personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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