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Carmichael Intersection Collision Results in an Injury

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June 29, 2024
Edward Smith

Injury Occurs in Carmichael Intersection Collision

A June 28 Carmichael intersection collision injured one person. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. at the Fair Oaks Boulevard intersection with Walnut Avenue. A Ford pickup and GMC Yukon collided for unknown reasons, and one party became pinned in their vehicle. 

Carmichael Intersection Collision Cause Being Investigated

The crash blocked all the lanes. Sacramento Fire Department responders arrived to help extricate the trapped driver. Information was not provided on whether that person was treated at the scene or taken to a hospital. An investigation into the accident’s cause is being handled by the CHP traffic crash unit.

Compensation Recovery After a Traffic Accident

Our law office possesses extensive experience in managing claims resulting from head-on or intersection collisions. Our injury attorneys have a proven track record in successfully resolving numerous similar claims and may be able to achieve the same outcome for you. This enables the injured party to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to an inability to work, and damages for pain and suffering.

Intersection Collisions and Their Dangers

Intersections are the site of approximately 40 percent of all traffic accidents. The most frequently occurring types of a Carmichael intersection collisions include:

  • Head-on collisions: These accidents often happen when a vehicle attempts to make a left turn in front of an oncoming car or performs an illegal U-turn.
  • Rear-end crashes: Typically, these occur while one driver waits at an intersection for the light to change, and another driver collides into the back of their vehicle. The rear driver is often intoxicated, distracted, or speeding, preventing them from stopping in time.
  • Right-turn accidents: Drivers sometimes take risks when making a right-hand turn without a clear view of oncoming traffic. This might be due to foliage obstructing their view or other vehicles blocking their line of sight.
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights: When traffic lights are not working correctly, drivers may become confused about when to proceed. Others might ignore the right-of-way and try to force their way through the intersection, often leading to accidents.

Recovering Compensation Following a Carmichael Intersection Collision

If the other driver was negligent and caused your accident injuries, you can file a claim to recover compensation. Damages include the following:

  • Medical expenses that arise because of your accident injury can be recovered. This includes everything from your ambulance fee and hospitalization through to rehabilitation. If your accident injury is still ongoing at settlement, your lawyer will calculate further expenses and add them.
  • Wages that you lost because you were unable to work due to your injury are recoverable. If you can no longer work due to a permanent disability, you can collect your wages up to retirement age. If you go back to work but your injury prevents you from performing your previous job, and you have to take one that pays less, the salary difference is recoverable.
  • You can also seek compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering.

According to a tip from injury lawyer Ed Smith, look for the following qualities when seeking an attorney:


Sacramento Vehicle Accident Attorney

I am Edward Smith, a vehicle accident lawyer in Sacramento. If you have sustained injuries in a traffic accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might want to speak with a Northern California personal injury lawyer to discuss possible compensation. For free, no-obligation guidance, call us at (800) 404-5400 or (916) 921-6400. Alternatively, you can get in touch by completing our brief online form.

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Photo attribution: Image by Netto Figueiredo from Pixabay

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