At about 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 47-year-old Yuba County Superior Court judge Debra L. Givens was seriously injured in a collision in Yuba City. Twenty-three-year-old Mercedes Brockman was traveling too fast for conditions in a Jeep 4-by-4 when she rear-ended Givens’ BMW 325 as she waited to turn onto Lynn Way. The impact sent the BMW into a Chevrolet Silverado. Givens sustained a broken back and fractures to multiple ribs in the accident. The driver of the Chevrolet, 54-year-old Manjit Gill, was not injured. Authorities do not suspect that drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash and are investigating.
“Drivers whose negligence results in collisions causing injury to others may be held liable for the victims’ recovery-related expenses through the personal injury claims process,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Yuba City accounted for none of the 11 fatalities and 342 of the 568 injuries suffered by motorists in crashes that occurred in Sutter County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The
California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Yuba 14th out of 103 cities of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Debra L. Givens.
Appealdemocrat.com originally reported this accident.
Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.