Update | Fairfield Traffic Crash Results in Fatality and Serious Injuries

Fatality and Multiple Injuries Reported in Traffic Crash on E Tabor Avenue

An accident in Fairfield on December 24 resulted in one fatality and three others involved in the collision were seriously injured. The collision occurred along E Tabor Avenue near Railroad Avenue during the evening hours. At least one person had to be extricated from their vehicle by responders with the Fairfield Fire Department. 

Three People Transported to Hospital Following Serious Traffic Crash

In addition to the fatality, at least one of the other patients reportedly suffered major injuries in the collision. Both sides of E Tabor were shut down between Olive Avenue and Claybank Road by officers with the Fairfield Police Department as an investigation was conducted into the cause of the crash. Officials have recently identified the deceased as Henry Blank, 62, of Vacaville.

Determining Liability in a Multiple-Vehicle Accident

When a traffic crash involves multiple vehicles, it can be difficult to determine liability. It is important to review the facts of the case and consider the laws of that state when determining who is ultimately liable for damages resulting from the accident. Generally speaking, fault will be assigned according to negligence principles. If one driver was less careful than another or violated a traffic law, that driver can be held liable for the accident.

Recovering Compensation in Fatality and Injury Accidents 

If you’ve been injured or lost a family member in a traffic crash, you may be entitled to compensation. In California, the first step is determining who is legally responsible for the accident and whether their negligence caused your injuries or the death of your loved one. If a third party—such as another driver, a government entity for poor roadway maintenance or a product manufacturer—can be found liable, they may be required to pay you a settlement or award.

Filing a Claim After a Traffic Crash

To seek and receive compensation, you’ll need to file a claim against the responsible party and their insurance company. Personal injury claims must include evidence that proves negligence, such as witness testimony and photos of the accident scene. You may also need to provide medical records, bills and other proof of damages.

When seeking a wrongful death claim, the process is similar. This means providing evidence of lost wages, potential future earnings, pain and suffering and funeral and burial expenses, so the family can recover compensation.

Contacting an Accident Attorney for Help

At our law firm, we understand the stress and emotional turmoil you are facing after a serious collision, and our accident attorneys will do everything in our power to help you recover maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We’re here to guide you through every step of the process and fight for your rights.

Fairfield Personal Injury Lawyer 

I’m Ed Smith. I am a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. If you suffered injuries or your loved one died in a traffic collision that was another driver’s fault, you or the family might be able to recover damages. You can reach us at (707) 564-1900 or at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice about filing a claim. Please feel free to contact us online if that is more convenient for you. You can set up an in-person or virtual consultation with us at no cost so that we can review your case, provide you with information about your options and answer any questions.

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