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Irvine Man Suffers Fatal Head Trauma After Being Struck by Flying Debris That Crashed Through Windshield On I-55

December 31, 1969

William Donovan, a 60-year-old Irvine man has died, from a major head trauma that he sustained when a metal object smashed into the windshield of the car he was driving on I-55N in Santa Ana, California. The collision he was involved in caused several other accidents.

California Highway Patrol officials believe that the metal object had come from another motor vehicle. They are asking anyone who knows anything about the Santa Ana car accident to contact investigators.

Flying Debris
Whether it is a vehicle part that has come loose off another auto, an object that has flown off the back of a truck, or any other item that ends up crashing into a motor vehicle, flying debris can be very dangerous, causing serious injuries. The specifics of each incident will determine who can be held liable. For example, if an auto part failure or defect caused that part to come off the vehicle, then the part's manufacturer or the automaker could end up being pursued for damages. Or, if it was the driver that forgot to properly secure an item onto a vehicle, then he/she might be the one held liable.

There is also the debris from road construction sites. If these objects aren't properly secured or cleared away so that they don't cause an Orange County, California motor vehicle crashes, a government entity and/or any other parties overseeing the work site might be sued for injury or death.

"At Howard Law, PC, we know how tough it can be to suffer catastrophic injuries or lose someone you love because of an Orange County, California traffic crash," said Santa Ana car accident attorney Vincent Howard. "You want to work with a law firm that not only understands what is entailed in proving you are owed damages and pursuing your recovery, but also is empathetic to the struggles you are experiencing."

It is important that you contact a Santa Ana injury law firm as soon as possible to start exploring your legal options. This will also allow them to examine any crash evidence while it is still fresh. There could even be more than one liable party.

"It can be hard to figure out which direction to turn when trying to pursue damages, and the other party's insurer might even pressure you into settling before you fully understand the extent of their injuries and damages," said Anaheim car accident lawyer Vincent Howard. "This is just one of the many reasons why it is good to get legal help."

Motorist dies after object crashes through windshield, OC Register, May 11, 2012

Head Trauma, Mayo Clinic


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Many people don't realize that when you work with an Orange County, California injury attorney, you don't pay them out of your pocket. Compensation is contingent upon recovery and will come from your compensation. If you don't recover anything financially then you don't pay any legal fees.

Contact Santa Ana injury lawyer Vincent Howard at Howard Law, PC today.