Injuries Occur in Lathrop Multiple-Vehicle Accident

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February 17, 2024
Edward Smith

Lathrop Multiple-Vehicle Accident Occurs on Highway

A Lathrop multiple-vehicle accident on February 12 caused injuries on northbound Interstate 5. The accident happened just south of the Louise Avenue off-ramp around 3:44 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision involved two Hondas and a BMW. 

One Person Transported to Hospital After Lathrop Multiple-Vehicle Accident

Two of the vehicles ended up in the center divider, and the third was found on the right-hand side of the road. Fire crews from Stockton and Lathrop arrived at the scene to determine injuries. One patient was transported to a hospital with undescribed injuries. A determination of the accident’s cause is underway by CHP traffic investigators.

Injury Compensation and Liability in a Multiple-Vehicle Accident

When a Lathrop multiple-vehicle accident happens, more than one driver may have been negligent. This is important because an injured person who was not negligent may seek compensation from those who were. An injury lawyer’s job is to investigate an accident to determine all sources of liability and collect the evidence to support a client’s claim.

Once the evidence has been gathered, our firm’s injury lawyers use it to build a substantial compensation claim, which they negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Almost all claims are settled this way. However, if the negotiations stall or the company refuses to pay, our injury lawyers can also take the case to court to obtain a fair settlement.

Injuries and Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

There are several forms of compensation available to those injured in a multiple-vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, which can help cover various damages that have been sustained:

  • Medical: A person injured in a Lathrop multiple-vehicle accident can recover the costs of hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care. At the time of settlement, if the injury has not been resolved and is expected to continue, the lawyer can calculate it into compensation.
  • Wages: When injured parties miss work due to hospitalization or healing, they can recover the lost income. 
  • Long-term loss of earning capacity: Compensation for the difference between what the injured party earned and what they could earn after the injury. If the injured party becomes permanently disabled, their wages are recoverable in a lump sum until their retirement age. Wages also include the value of their insurance and pension benefits, tips, bonuses, or other monies they would have received.
  • Pain and suffering: An individual who experiences pain and suffering may seek compensation for their trauma.
  • Emotional trauma: A form of pain and suffering compensation, emotional distress relates to the psychological effects of an accident, such as anxiety or depression.
  • Compensation for loss of companionship: A spouse can recover compensation for their loss of support and companionship.

According to Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer, here are some tips for finding a reasonable attorney:

Lathrop Auto Accident Attorney

I am Ed Smith. I am a Lathrop auto accident lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, please call (209) 227-1931 for a free consultation. You can also get free, friendly advice by calling (800) 404-5400. Take advantage of our free consultation to learn more about your options for recovering compensation. Contact us online if that is more convenient for you.

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