Highway 17 is a notoriously dangerous, curving four-lane road with two lanes going in each direction between San Jose and Santa Cruz. The fast-moving traffic is typically mixed: cars, trucks and other types of vehicles share the road, jockeying and vying for position.
Commuters trying to get quickly from point A to point B along Highway 17 must share the road with heavy duty tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, other utility vehicles and tourists heading for the beach and/or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park — often including people unfamiliar with the road. There are few pullover areas on the right side of the road. During the rainy season, puddles can accumulate easily in certain areas and this hazardous road can become even more dangerous.
Drivers speed, change lanes suddenly and are forced to navigate blind curves at full speed. Despite the law enforcement efforts of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), risks abound on Highway 17, even for conscientious drivers.
If you were injured, or if a family member was killed in a crash on Highway 17, you are perhaps all too familiar with these Highway 17 scenarios. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury or a serious injury in a traffic accident, it is especially important to enlist the assistance of a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later. Contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, to schedule a free initial consultation.
The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to reconstruct the accident and determine the true cause of an accident on Highway 17, such as:
An experienced car accident lawyer is well equipped to help you fight for the compensation that you need after suffering a brain injury, a broken bone, or a spinal cord injury in a car crash on Highway 17. Was your accident caused by a defective road design, such as poor drainage? Talk to an attorney to learn how that fact may impact your case.
For an attorney with more than 40 years of personal injury experience, contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, in San Jose. We will review your case and show you how we can help after any type of city or mountain road auto accident. Call 408-293-7777 for your free consultation today. There is no fee unless you collect compensation so there is nothing to lose.
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