Deadly Accident in Florin Area Claims Life

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May 31, 2022
Edward Smith

Fatal Accident Reported Near Power Inn Road Intersection

A deadly accident in the Florin area of Sacramento was reported on May 26. The collision, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), happened near the intersection of Power Inn Road and Elsie Avenue. The only additional information released by the CHP was that a minimum of one person had died in the crash. An investigation is underway by authorities to determine the cause of the accident.

Accidentally Losing a Loved One

If someone else’s negligence caused the death of a loved one, the family might want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages. As well as covering the funeral and burial expenses, the recoverable compensation assists families with achieving justice by covering income and personal loss. As injury attorneys, we have handled many wrongful death cases successfully over the years, bringing closure to families and easing the financial strain that they face during a difficult time.

Intersection Accident Investigations

As you can see, an intersection accident requires the examination of a number of elements to determine how it happened and what negligence was involved. Without negligence, a claim for wrongful death cannot be placed. Usual types of negligence include:

  • Speeding is a major cause of a deadly accident at an intersection. The driver who is speeding is unable to stop with sufficient time to avoid a collision with another vehicle. 
  • Distracted driving has become one of the main reasons for an intersection accident. The driver who is texting or checking their email may only look down for about five seconds, but that is enough to cause an accident.
  • Running a red light or stop sign is another common cause of an intersection crash. 
  • Making a risky right-hand turn can turn into an accident. Motorists who are turning right are often faced with a view to the left that is blocked by other vehicles waiting at the intersection. By making that right turn anyway, they risk being struck by an oncoming vehicle.
  • Drunk drivers or those who have been using drugs are a menace to other motorists as well as bicycle riders and pedestrians.
  • Reckless drivers exhibit behaviors such as tailgating, constant lane changing, racing and other actions that endanger those around them. 

Conducting an Investigation Into a Deadly Accident

Arriving at the scene, our investigators assess the intersection’s safety. They talk to witnesses and local business owners who may have noticed faulty equipment in the intersection that led to collisions in the past. Police reports are examined for errors because a mistake could prevent the client from placing a wrongful death claim. In addition, security and surveillance cameras in the area are examined to see if the deadly accident was captured on film. If it was, that evidence can be subpoenaed. 

The investigators also employ accident reconstruction techniques to help determine which driver was at fault in the accident. They can use computer models as well as a photo reconstruction to determine the position of the vehicles before and after the crash, which is evidence used both by insurance companies and in civil court.

Our injury lawyers use the gathered information to build strong wrongful death or injury cases against the at-fault party once the data has been gathered.

Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. When a member of your family died due to a negligent driver, you may be able to recover damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact our injury lawyers for free, friendly advice to find out. We can be reached at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also reach us by completing our online form.

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