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2 Injured, 1 Killed in Maher Road Collision Near Tamara Lane

Monterey County, CA – On Friday, February 2, 2024, two drivers were hospitalized and a passenger was killed in a collision near Royal Oaks, on Maher Road south of Tamara Lane, according to KSBW.

Around 4:34 PM, a 17-year-old male driver was speeding southbound on Maher in a white 2000 Honda Accord, while a 29-year-old male was driving a Honda Fit northbound at 30 MPH.

Initial investigations revealed that the two collided when the 17-year-old crossed the double-yellow lines while attempting to make a slight right, entering the path of the 29-year-old.

The impact ejected the 17-year-old and his 16-year-old male passenger from their vehicle. The passenger, a Hollister resident, was declared dead at the scene. Emergency responders escorted both drivers to Natividad Medical Center for treatment of severe injuries.

Personal Injury Claims

After a vehicular accident, in addition to emotional distress, victims and their families can be overwhelmed with the sudden financial burdens of medical bills, loss of income due to recovery time, and, in unfortunate circumstances, burial fees.

The responsibility for these costs should fall upon the driver responsible for such injuries and their insurance provider. However, insurance companies will try to minimize the compensation for any claim they cannot deny, which is why having the help of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in ensuring justice for victims of vehicular accidents.

Wrongful Death Claims

While no amount of money can bring back those who lose their lives in a vehicular fatality, the emotional burden of their loss is often accompanied by a financial burden that falls on their surviving family members.

A wrongful death claim filed with the insurance provider of an at-fault driver can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and even the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

However, because insurance companies carry the incentive to reduce the payout for any claim they cannot deny, the services of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in securing justice for the deceased.

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