A mattress in the middle of the freeway led to a wild crash on a local California freeway. The crash happened late Tuesday night.
A sedan stopped suddenly to avoid hitting the mattress that was dropped by an unknown vehicle, and was rear ended by an SUV.
Other drivers behind them swerved and slammed on their brakes to avoid hitting them.
Two people were hurt, but are recovering.
Who is responsible for injuries that occur to victims of debris that is on the freeway?
In Arizona, this is a fairly easy question.
If you can identify the driver that dropped the debris, then he/she is liable. 28-1098A renders a driver liable for failing to secure items in or on the vehicle.
Assume the at fault driver cannot be found and identified?
Then, so long as you can prove the debris came from a vehicle, the victim can make a claim under the Uninsured Motorist coverage of their own auto policy.
These kinds of accidents happen more often than you think. Know your rights.
Protect yourself. These kind of cases can be extremely complex. Make sure you have the right law firm representing you. The right law firm can truly make all the difference in your personal injury case.