Our roadways are unpredictable. Around this area of California, we know that anything can happen. What we do not expect is that we will get hurt due to a crash with a vehicle fleeing police.
At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we are here for you if a negligent or careless driver causes you or a loved one harm. Our qualified and experienced team will work diligently to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses. When you need a Montebello car accident attorney, call us today so we can get to work.
What Can Happen?
Recently, a police chase that crossed into multiple cities, including Montebello, caused more than one crash due to the negligent driving of the man fleeing from police. The 51-year-old man behind the wheel, Fernando Octavio Frenes, is from Montebello.
When police responded to reports of a stolen white Silverado, they were able to track the vehicle because the owner had a GPS system in the vehicle. Officers backed off of the chase initially due to safety concerns, but the driver continued to operate erratically and struck more than one vehicle.
The chase ended when Frenes struck a woman at an intersection. The woman was in serious but stable condition.
We realize that not every crash occurs due to the negligence or carelessness of another driver, but there are times when drivers need to be held accountable for their actions. This is particularly true in the following situation:
- When a driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs
- When distracted drivers pay more attention to their phones or other devices
- When a driver is speeding or operating recklessly
If we look at the latest full reporting year for California, we see that there were more than 278,000 total motor vehicle crash injuries reported. Out of these, there were:
- 3,623 fatalities
- Around 12,000 serious injuries
When a person is injured in a vehicle crash, the most important thing is for them to receive immediate medical care. However, bills will soon begin to come in from the hospital and if a person is unable to work, they may struggle to pay their regular bills. When another person has caused a crash, it can still be difficult to get the insurance companies to cover all of the expenses. We do not think that is fair for a victim and their family.
What Happens Now?
We realize that not all car crash are as dramatic as incidents due to a police chase. However, many of them are caused due to the negligence of another person. At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we are ready to step in and ensure that you are treated fairly. This means receiving fair compensation for all of your crash-related expenses, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
When you need a Montebello car accident attorney, you can reach out for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 323-477-1415 .