Parents Added As Defendants In California Personal Injury Lawsuit

by Staff Blogger | March 5th, 2012

March 5, 2012

Two more defendants have been named in a California personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who was injured when three intoxicated teens began throwing rocks from a Canyon Way overpass and onto passing I-80 traffic on July 26, 2010. According to reports from The Sacramento Bee, the parents of one of the boys’ friends have been named in the lawsuit after they allegedly supplied alcohol for the teens.

The lawsuit claims that a truck driver from Sacramento, California, suffered severe facial injuries that required several reconstructive surgeries after a basketball-sized rock, allegedly thrown by the drunken teens, came crashing through the windshield of the man’s Ford Expedition as he traveled along I-80. Attorneys for the victim say that he also suffers from headaches and sleeplessness as a result of the incident.

The state of California and the Department of Transportation are also named as defendants in the lawsuit because of their negligence to have protective barriers, which are standard on most highway overpasses, installed.

The parents who allegedly supplied the alcohol have publicly denied the accusations.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages for the victim.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers say that making sure to identify all negligent parties in a claim is vital to filing a successful personal injury lawsuit. If you have questions regarding an injury you suffered because of someone else’s negligence, our firm is available to help.