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Horseback Rider and Vehicle Involved in Rio Linda Traffic Injury Accident

Injury Reported at E and 16th Streets in Accident Involving Horse and Rider

An unusual traffic injury accident occurred in Rio Linda on January 16 when a horse and rider were struck by a motor vehicle. The collision happened around 6:22 p.m. at E and 16th streets when the horse and rider were hit by a Toyota Prius, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the accident scene to assess injuries, and one person was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center for a complaint of pain. The accident is under investigation by the CHP to determine whether the vehicle driver or horse was at fault. 

Accident Injuries and Recovering Compensation

When negligence causes a traffic injury accident, the injured party may be able to place a claim to recover compensation. Otherwise, the injured person not only has to go through the pain and suffering of the collision but can end up losing wages from the inability to work and face high medical expenses. Our injury lawyers at AutoAccident.com have recovered compensation many times for those who were injured in accidents that were someone else’s fault. We strongly believe that suffering the injury is bad enough. The injured person should not also have to bear the financial loss.

What Kind of Compensation Can Be Recovered in a Traffic Injury Accident?

Those who are injured in a traffic collision can recover the following compensation, which can help them while they recover and assist them in avoiding the financial distress caused by an accident:

  • All medical expenses caused by the traffic injury accident can be recovered. This not only includes the ambulance fee and hospitalization costs but the physicians’ bills, any surgeries, tests, prescriptions, and rehabilitative care. Should the injury continue into the future, those costs can be factored into the settlement.
  • If you are unable to work because of your injury, your wages, bonuses, tips, or other perks that normally come with your job can be recovered. Again, if the injury continues into the future, that loss can be factored into your settlement. For those who are self-employed, income tax returns and other documents can be used to prove your income. If the injured person returns to work and has to take a lower-paying job, the difference in pay is added in. Should they become permanently disabled, the salary, pension benefits and insurance until retirement age are added.
  • The recovery of damages for pain and suffering can include loss of consortium, the enjoyment of life, and other problems faced because of your traffic injury accident. Pain and suffering aren’t just physical but can be psychological and emotional. Many people who have suffered a traffic injury end up having nightmares, anxiety, and other symptoms that disrupt their lives. A surprising number develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which requires professional treatment. Those costs are also recoverable. 

Seeking Advice Following a Rio Linda Traffic Injury

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that you owe nothing until your case has been won. We have successfully obtained compensation for many people in Northern California since 1982 and offer a free, no-obligation consultation to those who want to find out if they can file a claim. We review your case, answer all your questions, and tell you what options are available to get the compensation you deserve. 

Rio Linda Personal Injury Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Rio Linda personal injury lawyer. If a negligent driver or other entity caused your injuries, you are welcome to call us for free and friendly advice on whether a compensation claim can be filed. We can be reached at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also contact us online.

On the following pages, you can discover how our team of injury lawyers has helped others in obtaining fair compensation for their accident injuries and cases involving wrongful death:

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