CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: What We Are Doing to Protect Our Clients

Head-On Collision Results in Injury in Sacramento

Accident on Grove Avenue in Sacramento Causes Injuries

An accident due to a head-on collision in Sacramento on March 24 caused an injury to one woman. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department were called to the scene of the collision along Grove Avenue in the neighborhood of Noralto around 3:47 in the afternoon. Major damage occurred to both vehicles, and one had to be towed away. The woman who was injured was transported to a local hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. The Sacramento police are investigating to see who was at fault in the collision.

Injuries in a Head-On Collision

Even at low speeds, a head-on collision can cause injuries. This is because the impact is influenced by the speed of not one of the vehicles but both of them. Injuries can not only happen because of the impact of the crash but can be caused by defective seat belts or airbags. The most common injuries in a low-speed head-on accident are to the neck. They may include cervical strain or sprain, often referred to as whiplash, as well as damage to the upper back. While many of these types of neck injuries heal in a few months, the injured person may be unable to work in the meantime and can face high medical bills and lost wages. In some cases, the injuries can go on for months or even years. Some of the symptoms of cervical strain or sprain include:

  • Severe neck pain that can spread to the arms
  • Limited ability to move the arms and upper body
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Ringing ears and/or blurred vision
  • Irritability and problems sleeping
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Symptoms of depression

The Basis for a Personal Injury Claim

In personal injury cases, four factors must be proven. First, it must be shown that the at-fault person had the responsibility to act the way reasonable people would. Second, it must be shown that the person acted in a way that was negligent. Third, an injury to another person was caused by this negligence, and fourth, that the injury resulted in financial loss. Once you enlist the help of a seasoned lawyer, he or she will go to work to gather the evidence needed to prove your case, so you can obtain the compensation you deserve.

How We Prove a Claim for Compensation

Our law firm has vast experience in proving a compensation claim following a head-on collision. We start by dispatching our investigators to the accident scene to collect the evidence vital to support your case. The investigators interview the witnesses for corroborative statements and review the police report to ensure there are no errors. They perform accident reconstruction, which details how the vehicles were positioned before the collision and how the crash occurred. 

Because traffic surveillance and business cameras may depict the head-on collision in real-time, they search for those. When the evidence to support your claim is gathered, our lawyers take over to construct a strong case against the at-fault party and in favor of our client. It is useful whether negotiating with the insurance company on the client’s behalf or preparing a case to present in court.

Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. A head-on collision can result in serious injuries even if they occur at low speed. If you suffered an injury in a traffic accident, call me at (916) 921-6400 for my free and friendly advice. Those outside the area can reach me for free at (800) 404-5400. I can also be messaged by filling out the form online.

During the 38 years I’ve been in practice as an injury lawyer, I’ve assisted many Sacramentans in obtaining compensation for their accident injuries caused by negligence. Although I specialize in wrongful deaths, serious injuries, and traffic accidents, I also handle other types of cases.

The following links are to reviews and comments made by my clients at review sites and cases that my firm handled:

I belong to:

Photo Attribution:

:cd llo [cs 707]

Contact Information