On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Carl Riesing, 58, of died after he drove off Santiago Canyon Road when traveling north of Irvine Lake in Silverado.  According to reports, Riesing fell for approximately 20 feet and was pinned against a chain linked fence before passing away from the injuries sustained by the fall. Riesing’s death comes as one of the latest fatalities on Santiago Canyon road.  Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased.

Any incident resulting in fatalities is a difficult time for families and friends of victims.  Often times, there is little, if any, information regarding the facts and circumstances of a catastrophic event.  It becomes frustrating for family and friends who need information.  When tragedy strikes, a compassionate and experienced attorney can help families navigate through times that are emotionally and physically trying.

Unfortunately, this collision was one of the latest in a number of crashes resulting in fatalities on a Santiago Canyon Road.  Government at the federal, state and local levels, has a duty to design, construct and maintain safe roads.  Guardrails, signs, speed bumps, road design and proper road maintenance are all factors that need to be considered any a vehicle collision.  The legal team at Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP has the knowledge and experience necessary to investigate all causes of vehicle collisions-including road conditions that can sometimes be a major factor.  Furthermore, legal action against government entities can have shortened time periods to bring a claim.   Generally speaking, the time limit to bring a claim for damages against a public entity is six months instead of the the traditional two-year statute of limitations period against other responsible actors in tort cases.  If you have been involved in vehicle collision, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can evaluate all aspects of your potential case and preserve your rights from every responsible party.

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