County liable for death in car accident

A jury awarded $11.7 million to the family of a man who was fatally struck by a car while he was assisting a motorist. The suit was filed by the family of William Tindall Jr., who was struck and killed Aug. 20, 2008, on a California road. Tindall was assisting a motorist whose vehicle had overturned on a gravelly curve when another motorist, Gregory Hoedt, skidded off of the road and struck him. Tindall's family sued Hoedt; Contra Costa County, which owned the road; and the California Highway Patrol, which was responsible for inspecting the road during a county-commissioned resurfacing project. Hoedt settled during trial, and the jury found that the county was negligent in its repair of the road.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident or are in need of pursuing a no-fault claim, please contact our Detroit car accident attorney Brian McKenna at (313) 496-9416 or fill out the free case evaluation form on the right side of the page. You may also call our Detroit personal injury law office at (313) 965-3464.

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