Friday, June 22, 2012

Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Mountain View Claims One Life

On June 21, 2012, a pedestrian was killed in Mountain View.  The accident occurred on California Street near the intersection of Escuela Avenue at approximately 9:30 a.m.  According to published reports, the victim was waiting at a bus stop when he was hit by an Audi sedan that was travelling eastbound on California Street.  The victim has been identified as 50-year-old William Ware of Mountain View.  Mr. Ware was reportedly dead by the time emergency personnel arrived at the scene.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family in their time of immense grief.

Police are still investigating to determine why the Audi left the roadway.  Driver negligence is the leading cause of pedestrian accidents and will likely be found to have contributed to this accident.  There are many different manifestations of driver negligence including: driver inattentiveness, drive confusion, intoxication, and excessive speeds.  If driver negligence is found to have caused this accident, the driver and his insurance company can be held liable.

The loss of a family member is a tremendous challenge for any family to endure.  This loss is even more devastating when it is the result of an avoidable pedestrian accident.  The trial lawyers of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP compassionately represent families who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents. 

Our lawyers have been retained by insurance companies in the past, and therefore have a deep understanding of their method of operation.  We utilize this understanding to get our clients maximum financial compensation.  When insurance companies fail to fairly compensate victims, we do not hesitate to fight them in court.  The successful results that we have achieved on behalf of our clients speak for themselves.  While no amount of money can bring back a lost loved one, we are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve to help rebuild their lives following traumatic accidents.  

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