Whenever the negligence or recklessness of a company or driver leads to a car accident, a person injured or the family member of someone killed can hold that entity liable.
In a terrifying story, a woman who had her car crushed in Millburn when construction equipment went flying off a truck and into the road shared her story with the local media.
According to WABC-TV, the accident occurred when a flatbed truck carrying equipment went underneath a bridge with a short clearance, resulting in the equipment striking the bridge and falling off.
The station reported that Rasa Krisciunaite’s truck was behind the flatbed truck, and the equipment left a “massive hole” in the hood of her vehicle, close to the windshield.
“I saw in my mind, my face is smashed, my blood is everywhere, and I’m dead. I had time to think about it. It happened so fast, but still I had those few seconds to see it coming towards me and realize, I’m dead, that’s all, I’m done,” Krisciunaite said, according to WABC.
Krisciunaite said that the company at fault for the accident should be held responsible, saying its errors could have resulted in her death.
How Do I Hold Another Driver Responsible for My Car Accident Liable?
As this case shows, even the most keyed in drivers cannot avoid some things that occur on the road. Companies have a duty to make sure items are secured on trucks and make sure drivers are following the law.
In vehicle accidents involving road hazards, it is possible that the negligent party could include a municipality responsible for maintaining a road or a private company, like a transportation company, that failed to secure an object.
If you are involved in an accident involving an item in the roadway, an investigation may be able to determine who was responsible for the issue. Contact our office today. Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We can determine if you have a case.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys
Targan Talk: It is estimated that road hazards cause more than 25,000 accidents in the U.S. each year.