California – February 24, 2021
According to a Los Angeles Sheriff, Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges for a car crash that left him with serious injuries requiring extensive surgery to repair a fractured right leg and shattered ankle. A witness accounting allegedly claims Tiger was speeding and almost crashed into their car shortly before he lost control of the sponsored luxury Genesis sport utility vehicle he was driving, veering across the lanes, hitting a road sign, and rolling the vehicle before it came to a rest. The increased safety features of the Genesis may have reduced the possibility of catastrophic injury. The single-car rollover crash took place at just after 7 a.m. PT, and Woods’ vehicle sustained major damage, according to the report. After being pulled from the vehicle, Woods was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. When a car accident results in personal injury harms, a car accident attorney will be able to guide victim’s actions.
If a car accident is caused by driver negligence, injury lawyers may build a case for damage recovery by sending investigators to the accident scene; reviewing police and medical reports; interviewing witnesses; hiring financial experts to make loss valuations; determining preliminary accident causes; and drafting and filing complicated insurance and legal documents. This will help expedite insurance settlements, or court action.
- Environmental – The duty of reasonable care is built upon drivers’ abilities to adjust to environmental and roadway conditions at any point in time. Laws are in place to set examples of safe driving behaviors, such as speed limits, lane changing requirements, and road signs that try to assist in driver navigation. Speeding is a perfect example of reasonable care, as accidents can easily occur when drivers lose control of vehicles, and accident injuries may be elevated due to speed. Evidence that proves an absence of ordinary care resulted in harmful losses may be used by an accident attorney to request comprehensive damage settlements for victims.
- Operational This category refers to traffic infractions and other similar violations. Operational negligence can involve either the lack of ordinary care, or a violation of a safety law. Common types include distracted driving, illegal turns, or lane changing, and speeding. Excessive speeding is a factor in about one third of the fatal crashes in the United States.
Damage awards requested for economic loss, including lost wages, medical bills, medical care, and treatment, plus household expenses; and non-economic damages, include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or companionship are commonly requested. There are times when the loss is caused by egregious acts, and punitive damages meant to punish the person who caused harm are also requested.
Statute of limitations.
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations gives an accident victim two years to file a lawsuit from the date the injury occurred, was, discovered, or should have been discovered through reasonable care. An accident attorney can apprise individuals of any deviations from that timeline.
Seek legal counsel.
Contact an experienced accident attorney for a consultation, as they can research specific case facts and interpret accident reports, and utilize state, and federal law to support a case’s best outcome toward the compensation of damages. Scanlon & Wojton will fight for an accident victim’s rights to a positive case outcome.
Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law
The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Suite 510
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219
Phone: (412) 918-1241
Fax: (412) 235-7275