Citrus Heights Traffic Crash Occurs on I-80

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May 06, 2022
Edward Smith

Minor Injury Reported in Two-Vehicle Collision

A traffic crash involving two vehicles occurred on a Citrus Heights highway on May 4, resulting in a minor injury. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) around 8:24 a.m. on Interstate 80 westbound, just west of the scales. The collision involved a Honda Accord and a Tesla, both of which were undrivable and had to be towed. 

Authorities Determining Cause of Citrus Heights Traffic Crash

A fire department crew was called to the scene when one of the drivers involved in the crash called to say she was stuck in her vehicle and had to be extricated. A minor injury occurred as a result of the crash. An investigation is underway by the CHP to establish how the two-vehicle accident occurred.

Masked Symptoms After a Traffic Crash

So, you were involved in a traffic crash, which was the other driver’s fault, and thought you were fine except for maybe a minor injury. Then you woke up a day or two later thinking you had been run over by a steam roller. It happens. That’s the problem with delayed symptoms following a traffic accident. 

At the time of the traffic crash, the adrenaline is pumping from the shock of the accident, and that can mask symptoms that come up hours, days or even weeks later. Instead of going to see a doctor or the emergency room right away after your accident, you decided it wasn’t necessary. Now you’re regretting that decision.

Seeking Medical Care Following a Traffic Collision

Delayed symptoms are one of the reasons it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible following any traffic accident. That way, you’ve established that you were in an accident, and you’ve notified a physician that it happened and been checked out. Several days late? It might be a problem, and then again, it might not, especially if it turns out your injury is serious and is going to require hospitalization, possible surgery, and a long recuperative period. 

Claiming Compensation Following a Traffic Collision

When you make it to the emergency room, you find out you’ve suffered a serious back injury that has left you in pain and with limited mobility. Now you’re wondering how you will pay for the medical treatment and bills that will accrue because you obviously won’t be going to work for a while. You decide to phone an injury lawyer for help.

How an Injury Lawyer Helps

The injury lawyer gives you a free consultation, reviews your case, and explains that you can recover your lost wages, all of your medical expenses, and compensation for your pain and suffering by filing a personal injury claim. He/she carries out an investigation to collect the proof to prove your claim and that the other driver was negligent. This includes performing accident reconstruction, checking the police report, talking to witnesses and looking for camera footage. 

After gathering this information, they go to work negotiating for you with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Since the lawyer is doing all the work, it gives you the chance to recover from your injury without financial worry. In addition, you end up receiving a much higher settlement than if you had dealt with the insurance company on your own.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Citrus Heights

My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Citrus Heights car accident lawyer. When what initially appears to be a minor injury ends up being serious, you may want to consider placing a claim to recover compensation. We can be reached for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or at (800) 404-5400. By setting up a free consultation for you, either in-person or virtually, one of our injury lawyers can review your case, answer any questions you might have and inform you of options to recover damages. Prefer to message us online? You can do that too.

Over the years, our injury lawyer team has assisted many Northern Californians in obtaining the compensation they deserve following an accident injury. You can read about a few of them below:

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