Brentwood Accident Injures Four
A car accident in Brentwood on Tuesday, September 24, left four people injured in addition to a temporary road closure at the intersection of Balfour Road and American Avenue. It was approximately 12:15 p.m. when the accident occurred.
According to the preliminary investigation, a vehicle on Balfour Road was trying to make an illegal left-hand turn towards the back of Heritage High School. The area had a sign placed in front that said: “Do Not Enter.” While the vehicle was stopped, a pickup truck struck the car from behind. Two of the four injured people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, while the other two people were checked and released at the scene. Initially, a medical helicopter was called to the scene but was later canceled by East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
Factors of Driver Negligence and Accidents
It is estimated that 95 percent of car crashes are the result of negligent driving behavior. If you want to place a claim for compensation of any damages/injuries that you may have sustained in an accident, negligence must be proven. Below are some instances of neglect that can contribute to an auto accident:
- Distracted driving behaviors such as talking on the phone, sending or reading emails, or texting while driving has lead to many accidents in the U.S.
- Driving under conditions of fatigue can impair your ability to drive, even if you don’t actually fall asleep behind the wheel.
- Driving under the influence is reckless behavior that commonly results in accident fatalities. Additionally, driving while being influenced by prescription medication is can also contribute to auto accidents.
Watch YouTube Video: Smarter Driver: Tips for Avoiding a Rear-End Crash. This video explains some techniques you can use while driving to avoid a rear-end crash.
How an Injury Attorney Can Help You
A trusted and high-achieving injury lawyer will send a team of experienced investigators to the accident site to begin the search for evidence that will support your case. Our team will kick off the investigation by interviewing witnesses, in addition to a thorough review of police reports from the accident. They may also begin the process of accident reconstruction, where they look at the road conditions for any leads in addition to checking any local surveillance footage that may have recorded the crash. Any evidence collected will be disclosed to our team of lawyers that will use this information to construct a strong case or to work out a favorable agreement with insurance companies.
Brentwood Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Brentwood personal injury lawyer. Costly hospital bills, lost wages, and physical injury are all common factors of car accidents, including rear-end crashes. If you or a family member have been affected by this, you are more than welcome to call me to learn more about your options moving forward. I can be reached at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400 for my free and friendly advice.
Please peruse our online list of past Settlements and Verdicts to learn about my firm’s case history.
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