The Dangers of Impatient Drivers Who Fail to Heed Safety Rules on California’s Highways and Roadways

The Dangers of Impatient Drivers Who Fail to Heed Safety Rules on California’s Highways and Roadways Some years ago, a singer who eventually earned far greater fame and success as an actress sang the lyrics "Rushing and racing... Moving so fast, I'm forgetting my purpose" in a song called "Slow Me Down." In a way, these are ideas many California drivers should heed. They're so busy rushing and racing behind the wheel that safety gets forgotten. When that happens and you're hurt because of it, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer. Certainly, speeding is one way in which impatient drivers cause harm. Another is drivers engaging in unsafe lane changes and unsafe passing maneuvers. According to a recent CBS SF report, a Saturday drive recently turned into something painful for several drivers and passengers due to unsafe passing. The location was a two-lane road that ran through Marin County. Over time, a group of westbound vehicles became clustered together. The driver of a Corvette attempted to pass several vehicles all at once, accelerating to "a high rate of speed," according to the California Highway Patrol. Unbeknownst to the Corvette driver, the driver of the lead vehicle intended to turn left into a dirt parking area. As the driver of that pickup truck turned, the Corvette slammed into the driver's side of the truck. All three occupants of the truck suffered injuries that required transportation to a nearby hospital. Police did not believe drugs or alcohol played any role in the crash. In the crash's aftermath, CHP issued a statement on its Facebook page cautioning drivers to "remember to drive with caution and care. Get to where you are going safely. There’s no need to rush." The outcome of this accident could have been worse. None of the people involved in this crash suffered critical or fatal injuries.

How Timely Action and Skillful Counsel Can Help You

Dangers of Impatient Drivers on California’s RoadwaysWhen you are hurt in an accident caused by an unsafe passing maneuver, you need to select the right legal counsel. You need a legal team that will get started right away gathering the crash scene proof you'll need for success. That includes getting investigators to the site promptly to look for clues like skid marks or debris. All of this may be vital for determining exactly what kind of case you have. In the Marin County crash, the CHP cited the Corvette driver for an "unsafe driving maneuver." That citation could potentially point towards a strong negligence case against that driver. Your case, however, may not have a citation issued by law enforcement. In that circumstance, it may be important to analyze the area where the crash took place. Did the passing driver cross a double-yellow line? If so, that's another situation where you could have a strong against the passing driver. However, crash scene evidence may reveal that there was a double-yellow line, but that the lines were badly faded or poorly painted. In a situation like that, yours might be a case against both the passing driver and the entity responsible for the maintenance of that stretch of road. As you can see, in almost all of the scenarios, proper and prompt investigation is crucial. Your auto accident case is far too important to pursue without experienced legal counsel. Count on the knowledgeable San Mateo auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to offer you the diligent, determined, and detailed-oriented representation you need to get the outcome you deserve. To set up a free consultation, contact us at 650-345-8484 or through our website.

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