Ventura Multiple Vehicle Crash Injures Three
I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura car accident lawyer. A multiple vehicle crash close to Lake Casitas caused serious injuries on June 18. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the cause of the accident.
It is my fervent hope that those injured in the crash recover soon and fully.
A representative of the CHP reported that a car accident occurred along Casitas Pass Road shortly before 4:00 p.m. and involved four motor vehicles and a motorcycle. It was necessary for emergency personnel to extricate the occupant of one of the vehicles. Casitas Pass Road begins at State Route 192 and ends near the lake at Santa Ana Road. The road was closed as personnel arrived at the car accident site to help the injured, remove the vehicles from the roadway and for the investigation to begin. The roadway was reopened about two hours later.
At least three persons were injured in the multiple vehicle crash. One was taken by helicopter to a medical center for treatment. At least two others were transported by ambulances, one to the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and the other to the medical center in Ventura County. No further information is available at this time as to the condition of any of the injured persons.
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, drivers must maintain a safe distance between other vehicles to allow them sufficient time to stop in an emergency and avoid a chain-reaction accident. Since lane splitting is allowed in California, it is important to keep an eye out for motorcyclists. The DMV recommends scanning the road 10 to 15 seconds ahead to avoid problems and advises looking for signals, brake lights and other evidence that a vehicle is stopping or slowing down.
Negligence in a Multiple Vehicle Crash
Determining fault in a multiple vehicle crash can be complicated, and a percentage of fault may be assigned to multiple drivers. For example, if a driver is determined to be 20 percent at fault for an accident, he or she would still be able to collect 80 percent of the compensation awarded for the accident.
Why You Need an Attorney Experienced in Multiple Vehicle Accidents
Contacting an experienced injury lawyer who has worked on obtaining compensation for those injured in multiple vehicle crashes can help. Numerous factors are involved in determining fault, including a police report, vehicle damage, reconstruction of an accident, witness accounts and using expert witnesses.
Ventura Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura car accident lawyer. When you or a family member has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, call me at (805) 372-0200. My advice is free and friendly. Outside the calling area, dial toll-free at (800) 404-5400.
I belong to a group called Million Dollar Advocates. This forum is open only to trial attorneys who have been primary counsel in cases that resulted in million dollar verdicts or settlements.
The more information you have about an attorney before calling, the better. You can find a few of my earlier cases and their resolutions on my Previous Verdicts and Settlements page. For 35 years, I have helped the injured in Ventura recover fair compensation in their traumatic injury or wrongful death cases.
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