IRVINE, California (July 14, 2017) — An SUV crashed into a tree Friday morning in a fatal accident on the southbound Interstate 405 Freeway at the Irvine Center Drive off ramp, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash took place about 3:08 a.m. The vehicle caught on fire after the crash. There are few details provided, but it appears to be a solo collision.
A police investigation into liability for the person’s death is underway.
Legal Help for Motorists
When you are injured or have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, it’s important that you take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. Although a police report may indicate a driver is at fault for a crash, the cause of the injuries or death could be due to faulty air bags or mechanical problems. Although you can settle a case by negotiating directly with the insurance companies, many people hire an attorney to ensure they get fully compensated for all their losses including lost time off work or future potential earnings lost.
An attorney will also help you identify all parties liable for your losses. For example, if a driver is working for an employer or trucking company at the time of the collision they may also be held liable for your losses. The attorney will also determine if a government claim or a manufacturer defect such as a faulty airbag contributed to your injuries and will share responsibility. This is important if there are low insurance limits that may not cover your medical bills. Contact a quality attorney at Johnson Attorneys Group for a free consultation: 800-235-6801. Our law firm is a proud longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
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