Tuesday , May 22nd 2018
 
       
 
Practice Areas
 
 
 

October 29, 2009 - California City Facing Claim Over Accident

The father of a teen seriously injured in a car accident in Westminster alleges in a claim the California city is responsible for the accident.

Kurt Wilhite alleges the city should have taken steps to address a dangerous condition at the intersection where his 17-year-old son, Adam, was hit by a car and left in a coma with brain injuries, The Orange County (Calif.) Register said Wednesday.

Wilhite alleges in his $75 million claim against the city that city officials did not provide appropriate signage, safety features or lighting for the intersection.

Wilhite's teenage son was hit while crossing the street at the intersection on Oct. 19, 2008. A police report on the incident maintains the teen was hit after not yielding to oncoming vehicles while crossing outside of a crosswalk.

City council members have denied the claim, insisting appropriate public safety measures are in place at the intersection.

Wilhite told the Register the claim against the city is intended to offer his comatose son a secure future.

"He needs round-the-clock care," Wilhite said. "He needs to be fed. He needs to be bathed. Someone needs to brush his teeth. He's like this 6-foot 143-pound newborn."

<< back

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

 
Contact Us
 

For questions about personal injury laws, fill out the form below or contact us by phone.

Law Offices of
Fuentes & Berrio.LLP

709 E. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

(877) 354-LAWS
Toll Free
(954) 752-1110
Broward County
(305) 931-2002
Miami Dade
(561) 279-2424
Palm Beach
(352) 387-1000
Martin County
(954) 794-1212
Fax
If you would like to contact us or have us review your case, please fill out the form below.
 
 
 

Home | About us | contact us | newsletter | ESPAÑOL

Copyright © 2008 Fuentes & Berrio, L.L.P., All rights reserved | Developed by LawyerEdge