It might be next to impossible to determine how one's actions in Westminster can impact others. One might be able to see how he or she affects those that are around him or her, yet the truth is that what he or she does might prompt residual effects that can have entirely unintended and unanticipated consequences. When a degree of reckless is associated with those actions (or worse yet, criminal activity), then those who are impacted by those residual effects might see themselves as being entitled to legal resource. The question then becomes whether that is possible in such a scenario.
One might think that same question could come up following a multi-car crash near Highway 101 outside of Santa Barbara. Several vehicles (including that of a California Highway Patrol Officer) collided due to slowed traffic conditions. In all, four vehicles and a tractor-trailer were involved in the collision. The accident victims (which included two infants) were all taken to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries.
The congested traffic was due to to the fact that Highway 101 itself had actually been closed for much of the day due to an earlier incident. Two teens had robbed a local group home and then proceeded to lead authorities on a chase ended in their vehicle being disabled and them being arrested.
In incidents such as this, one might wonder if those responsible for creating the hazardous conditions that eventually caused an accident can actually be held liable for them. Such an issue may be quite complex to tackle. One might have a better chance a formulating a successful argument were he or she to enlist the assistance of a skilled attorney.
Source: The San Luis Obispo Tribune "2 teens arrested after Hwy. 101 pursuit that resulted in 7 injuries, closed road" Magnoli, Giana and Ferriera, Gabby, May 01, 2018