When you hire a babysitter, you want him or her to be responsible with your child. The last thing you want to find out is that he or she took your child on a car ride and caused a collision that resulted in your child's injuries.
When a person is driving, he or she has a responsibility to others on and around the road. That responsibility is to drive safely and to avoid causing injuries. When a driver chooses to speed, drink and drive or race others, he or she is making the choice to put others at risk. That's what happened in this case involving a little girl in Boyle Heights.
For pedestrians, paying attention isn't always enough to prevent a traffic accident. Drivers come from seemingly nowhere in some cases, hitting pedestrians who had every right to cross the street. Sometimes, it comes down to poor crosswalks, and other times, it's a result of negligence.
Truck accidents happen suddenly, but many drivers show signs of problems well before an accident takes place. For example, if you've ever driven down the road and noticed the vehicle swaying in and out of the lane, then you've probably already recognized that something is wrong with the vehicle or driver.
In many motor vehicle accidents, there are multiple people to blame. For example, a truck driver moving too quickly is breaking the law, but that doesn't necessarily mean he or she should be held accountable for someone rear-ending his or her vehicle.