Woman Driver Killed by Falling Tree on I-80 near Vacaville on 3/9/14

On Sunday afternoon, March 9, 2014, a 23-year old Oakland woman driving in the slow lane westbound on Interstate 80 near Vacaville suffered an unfortunate accident when a large eucalyptus tree fell and landed on top of her car. The tree knocked out the front windshield, and her car swerved across all lanes to collide with the center divider, and then back across all lanes to the right side of the roadway. The woman driver was killed.

The family of this victim has a right to seek compensation from the State of California (CalTrans) which maintains trees and shrubbery along the interstate highways. Our firm recently successfully settled a case where a large eucalyptus limb broke off of a tree and landed on a moving car’s front windshield. That driver, also a young woman, was more fortunate to suffer only injuries to her hand.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in automobile accidents, including those involving wrongful death, as well as motorcycle, bicycle, bus, truck, and pedestrian accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a wrongful death from auto accident or bicycle, motorcycle, pedestrian, bus accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

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