Folsom Traffic Collision on Hazel Avenue
A Folsom traffic collision happened on February 10 at about 4:30 p.m. that involved three vehicles. The accident occurred along southbound Hazel Avenue near the Nimbus Flat State Recreation Area just south of the river. The cars involved were a Nissan, Mercedes and another unknown vehicle. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), at least one person was injured in the crash. One of the cars was reported as smoking badly, and emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were on hand to assess those who were injured in the crash and deal with the vehicle. It was reported that an ambulance was called to the scene. However, the condition of that person has not been released.
Multiple Vehicle Accidents
In a Folsom traffic collision involving multiple vehicles, serious injuries or fatalities can occur. One of the reasons this happens is because the airbags deploy in the first collision, offering no protection in further impacts. In side-impact crashes, this can be devastating since the sides of a vehicle provide less protection than the front and rear.
Comparative Fault in a Folsom Traffic Collision
California is a comparative fault state. This means that every driver involved in an accident can be held responsible if they are negligent. Those who are injured in a crash are eligible to claim fair compensation for their injuries, minus their percentage of fault.
Example of Comparative Fault in a Folsom Traffic Collision
For example, let’s say three vehicles are involved in a collision, and people are injured in all three cars. The first car is stopped at a red light and obeying the law. The second car is speeding and runs into the first vehicle. The third runs into the second car because their brakes are faulty and they cannot stop in time. The individual in the first vehicle would be able to collect 100 percent of the amount awarded for their injuries. The second is assigned 50 percent fault and would be able to collect the remaining percentage in damages from the third driver. The third is also assigned 50 percent fault and would be able to collect the remainder for their injuries from the second driver.
How an Experienced Attorney Helps Following an Accident
Having a personal injury lawyer by your side to investigate the accident and ensure you are awarded the damages you deserve is important. This is particularly true in a multiple vehicle Folsom traffic collision. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation that can help answer all your questions and tell you whether you have a case worth pursuing. Using crash reconstruction, examining existing evidence for errors, and conducting their own investigation, fair compensation can be sought. The personal injury damages that can be recovered include medical expenses, time lost from work, even if you are self-employed, and the pain and suffering you or your loved one experienced.
Folsom Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom car accident lawyer. Because California is a comparative fault state, when you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is essential to seek advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. When you or someone you care about become injured, you can reach out to me for free and friendly advice at either (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. An online contact form is available for your use if this is preferred.
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