Folsom Injury Accident Involves Head On Collision
A Folsom injury accident occurred on January 20, which resulted in the hospitalization of two people following a head-on collision. According to the report by the Folsom Police Department, the accident occurred on East Natoma Street between Briggs Ranch Drive and Folsom Lake Crossing at about 10:45 in the morning. A woman who was driving one of the vehicles was thrown out by the impact of the crash. According to the Folsom Police, a witness did CPR on the driver. She, along with the second vehicle’s driver, were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and further evaluation. No further information has been released on the conditions of the two injured people. Police do not believe that either drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.
Causes of Head-on Collisions Involves Head On Collision
Head-on collisions only account for about 2 percent of all traffic accidents. However, they often cause severe injuries and result in fatalities. A Folsom injury accident that is caused by a head-on collision may happen in the following ways:
- Intersections: Those who are making a left turn at an intersection without looking for oncoming traffic may cause a Folsom injury accident when the vehicles strike each other head-on.
- Rural roads: Drivers who are traveling along rural roads often have to pass a slower vehicle by going into the opposing lane and do so unsafely. In some areas, rural drivers neglect to stay in their lane because they think there is no other traffic. Either of these actions can cause an injury accident.
- Wrong way drivers: Drivers who enter an exit ramp on a freeway or the wrong direction on a one-way street often cause a head-on collision. In most instances, the driver is inebriated. In some cases, road signs may be insufficient to warn the driver that entering the ramp is not allowed. In these instances, the government entity in charge of signage may be held responsible for an injury accident.
Obtaining Help From an Experienced Lawyer
An injury lawyer who is seasoned in handling car accidents can assist a person injured through the negligent actions of another by helping to deal with the aftermath of the crash. The lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company or prepare a strong case for financial compensation in civil court. By examining all the accident records, interviewing witnesses, checking any available video footage, along with other techniques, the lawyer can construct a compelling argument for personal injury damages. In this way, the injured person can recover the money spent on all medical costs, lost wages and the pain and suffering they experienced.
Folsom Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom car accident and personal injury lawyer. Head on collisions are responsible for some of the most serious injuries and increase the risk of fatalities due to the force of the impact. If you or someone you care about was injured in a collision, I would like to offer you free and friendly advice. I can be contacted at (916) 921-6400 locally or through my toll-free number at (800) 404-5400. I also offer a contact form on my website, AutoAccident.com, and if you choose this method of getting in touch with me, I will call you back.
I am a proud member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which recognizes lawyers they feel exhibit high legal excellence. I am also a California member of the Million Dollar Forum, which is made up of trial attorneys who have won more than one million dollars for a client.
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I am honored to have worked as a personal injury lawyer since 1982, defending the rights of those injured through another’s negligence to obtain the compensation they deserve in all types of motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death cases and traumas such as brain injuries.
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