Fresno DUI Accident Injures Two
A DUI accident occurred on the morning of January 21 along First Street and Gettysburg Avenue in Fresno. A driver of a black Mercedes-Benz C230 reportedly struck a vehicle at the intersection and continued north along First Street. When the motorist approached the intersection of First Street and Shaw Avenue, his car collided with a traffic light pole along the southeast corner. The Mercedes-Benz continued and came to a rest after crashing into three more vehicles stopped at a red light. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported two parties to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. An update regarding the conditions of those injured has not yet been released by officials.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was arrested on multiple charges after the auto accident, according to the Fresno Police Department. He is facing charges of felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run.
Common Injuries in Chain Reaction Accidents
Depending on the severity of a chain reaction accident, those involved may suffer minor to serious injuries. Among the most common types of injuries in these collisions are cervical sprains, abdominal trauma, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Any injury sustained in a multi-vehicle crash can mean high medical expenses and time away from work to recuperate.
How to Recover in a Hit and Run Accident
A hit and run accident can leave families unsure of what to do. Many assume that when a responsible driver flees the scene of a car wreck, there may not be any way to recover damages for medical expenses, time lost from work, and other accident-related expenses. However, that is not true in some cases. Those injured in these crashes may be able to claim compensation through their own insurance policy if they have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This type of protection typically covers losses incurred in an accident caused by a driver who leaves the scene of an accident and is not identified or a motorist who has little to no insurance coverage. To learn more on how to recover in an auto accident caused by an uninsured motorist, watch the following video by our firm. If you have questions regarding your case, reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Fresno.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Even the most cautious of drivers can find themselves involved in a chain reaction crash. Injuries sustained in these types of car accidents can be severe and can create financial concerns for a family due to medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Since multiple drivers are involved, it can be difficult to determine who is financially responsible for the car wreck. An experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer may be able to help in these cases by examining the facts and evidence of the collision to properly pinpoint fault. By doing so, the attorney can prepare a strong case for compensation while the injured party can focus on recovering without financial worry.
Fresno Auto Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno auto accident attorney. Chain reaction accidents can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and time away from work. When a collision is caused by the negligent actions of someone else, you may be able to recover compensation for those expenses. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by the fault of a negligent driver or entity, please call me anytime at (559) 377-7676 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly case advice.
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