VISALIA, CALIFORNIA – A 31-year-old man was killed on Highway 198 at Road 68 just west of Visalia Wednesday afternoon in a crash involving four different vehicles. California Highway Patrol later identified the man killed as Robert Shane Travioli of Visalia.
The incident occurred when the vehicle in which Mr. Travioli was a passenger pulled out onto Highway 198 after stopping at a stop sign at the intersection of Road 68. After pulling out into Highway 198, the collision occurred with another vehicle traveling eastbound on Highway 198. As a result of the collision, the vehicles then crashed into a big-rig truck traveling westbound on Highway 198. A fourth vehicle was then struck. The other persons involved suffered significant but non-life-threatening personal injuries. Our hearts go out to all involved, and most particularly the family of Mr. Travioli.
This accident is another tragic reminder of just how quickly life for an entire family can change. The loss of a loved one due to an auto accident – or any other type of preventable fatality accident – is a very trying, stressful and emotionally tolling time for the surviving family. There may also be serious financial issues that develop, especially when the person killed was the main provider for financial support in the family. Noting the complexities of issues involved in a wrongful death matter caused by the negligence of another, it is important that the surviving family obtain sound legal advice so they fully understand their legal rights. Liability may lie against other drivers or even against cities for improper road designs.
A focal part of the firm’s practice, the attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, have handled many wrongful death cases with tremendous results. Whether such deaths occurred following an auto accident or other accident related event, the attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, are available to answer any legal questions you may have. The firm can be reached by calling (858) 350-8855.
This news story was written by Valerie C. Ramirez. Ms. Ramirez is a Certified Paralegal with the firm Berman & Riedel, LLP, and assists the firm in handling supporting aspects of litigation within the firm’s catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death practice areas.