Posted on February 15, 2018
Wednesday morning, a 19-year-old man named Kelvin Baez was driving in a stolen car when he crashed into a dump truck. When the collision occurred, the road was closed for 2 hours while troopers reconstructed the collision. As soon as the accident occurred, Baez was killed at the scene, according to the coroner called to the scene. Baez was traveling eastbound at the scene of the accident when the car veered into the other lane and collided with a dump truck driven by a 51-year-old named Edwin Doll, who was not injured at the time of the accident. A spokesman on the scene reported that the vehicle had been stolen hours before the accident.
Though the other driver in this accident was able to walk away from the scene without a scratch, many accidents do not follow the same pattern. When you have been involved in an accident and liability is clear, such as in a case with a stolen car or an erratic driver who is recklessly disobeying the rules of the road, you may wonder how to move forward with a claim against them.
Proving who is at fault is one of the most crucial elements in any accident case. All evidence in your case will be inspected. Perhaps the other driver was drinking and driving. Maybe witnesses saw them driving all over the roadways before the crash occurred, or texting on their phone when they weren’t supposed to be. No matter how the accident occurred, if another party is liable and you can show this, they will owe you damages for your case.
Some of the damages that are most prevalent in injury cases include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Of course, there are many other types you may be able to compensate on based on the parameters of your case. If you have been injured and need help with your injury case, from proving fault, to filing the proper documentation, to actually going to trial, we can help. Call us today at Edelstein Martin & Nelson at 888-208-1810.