Justin Rodrigues Killed After Two-Car Crash on Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA (April 4, 2022) – Justin Rodrigues (18) died after getting hit by another vehicle while driving south on Highway 101 going down Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo. According to KSBY, the incident happened at around 9:45 am on Sunday.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the teenager headed southbound on Highway 101. Then, he lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons. He then went into the Northbound lanes around the Vista de la Ciudad turnoff where he collided with a 2019 Ford Fusion.
Justin Rodrigues lost control of his vehicle and drove into the northbound lanes before the crash.
Rodrigues died due to the crash. Meanwhile, his passenger Kenneth Rocha (19) sustained major injuries. The Ford’s driver Sandra Gastelum (54), also sustained major injuries from the accident.
According to CHP Officer Miguel Alvarez, they are still investigating this incident. At the moment, they don’t know if alcohol or drugs were involved.
Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in San Luis Obispo
In this case, the family members of Justin Rodrigues can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for an accident, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
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However, different state laws can have variations of applicable traffic laws. For example, in some states, multiple drivers can be liable for an accident. This is why thorough investigations are important after a car accident. Having a strong case showing the liability of the at-fault party can help guarantee your compensation. Likewise, a car crash attorney can also help you determine all your options, so you can fully recover from the accident. Learn more about car accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Justin Rodrigues.
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Jose, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
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