Tortora was traveling down Highland Street at a great rate of speed. His vehicle slammed into a guard rail, the force of which ejected him from the scene of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene.
Initial law enforcement conclusions are that the cause of the accident was speed.
Guard rail Accident Lawsuits
It is possible to hold someone accountable for a guard accident death. Even when there is not another driver responsible for the accident. A Massachusetts personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit would seek responsibility from the manufacturer. The position will be that the manufacturer’s design or construction was what caused the injury or death.
A government agency can also be held liable for a guard rail fatality. This will be determined based on the conditions of the guard rail. That is that the city maintained it properly. If the guard rail is deteriorating, and an accident occurs the city can be held liable for the value of the harm that its negligence created. Therefore, there can be unique problems in guard rail accident litigation. You need to see a Manchester personal injury attorney like one at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. They can provide you an analysis of your case and potential claim, to help you get compensation. Call them today at (617) 367-2900
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