A car crashed into a building in the 1000 block of Hume Way on March 11, 2013. The accident occurred at 9:54 a.m. The car crashed through the front doors of a salon and was entirely inside the building when the car finally came to a stop.
Thankfully, no one was harmed as a result of this crash, and the car did not cause any fires (which is common when cars drive into buildings). In fact, the building inspector determined that the structural integrity of the building was fine, but the business could obviously not be accessed from the front doors. There was one employee in the salon at the time of the crash, and while he did not appear to be injured, he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The Vacaville Police removed the car, which was actually able to be driven out of the salon. They didn’t even have to use a tow truck. The driver explained to the police that her foot simply slipped off the brakes and on to the gas pedal, which would explain why the vehicle appeared to accelerate into the building.
This business could easily bring a lawsuit against this driver for the damage done to their building. In fact, the business’s insurance company may insist on the driver’s insurance company paying for the damages done to the building. This would apply if the driver had run into someone else’s home as well. Personal injury lawsuits are not limited to cases that actually have injuries. They include those occurrences where there is damage to a car or building, but no one was physically injured.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a careless driver, then you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Call the Barnett, Bennett, & Scott LLP at (707) 425-0671 to speak with an experienced attorney.