Sacramento Multiple-Vehicle Crash Hospitalizes Three

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May 30, 2023
Edward Smith

Injuries Reported in Fair Oaks Boulevard Multiple-Vehicle Crash

Three people were injured, including one with life-threatening trauma, in a multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on May 24. According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the accident happened in the Arden-Arcade area at the Fair Oaks Boulevard intersection with Munroe Street around 6:30 p.m. Additional injuries in the crash were reported as moderate to minor. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the cause of the collision and assigning fault.

Causes of an Intersection Multiple-Vehicle Crash 

Multiple-vehicle accidents in an intersection take place when two or more vehicles collide in this central location. Because of the traffic congestion, these types of accidents can be extremely dangerous for both drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. Common causes of such crashes include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Making a risky or illegal turn
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Neglected roadway maintenance

How a Lawyer Determines Liability in an Intersection Multiple-Vehicle Crash

When a multiple-vehicle crash occurs, determining liability is important so that the at-fault party/parties can be held responsible for accident injuries, so you need the help of an injury lawyer. To determine who is at fault, an accident lawyer will collect and review evidence such as: 

  • Police reports offer important information and have to be checked for errors since a mistake could affect an injured party’s ability to file a claim.
  • Interviews are conducted with witnesses, which can provide corroborating evidence.
  • Video footage from nearby security cameras can be collected to analyze what happened leading up to the crash. This analysis will help them understand who was responsible for causing the collision and ensure any liable parties are held accountable. 
  • Additionally, a lawyer will work with experts in reconstructing the scene to accurately assess how the collision occurred and which driver or drivers were negligent or careless in their behavior. 
  • They will also look into whether any traffic violations occurred that could have contributed to or caused the crash. 

Armed with this evidence, the lawyer will then be better prepared to advocate for their client’s legal rights and help them obtain fair compensation for their damages and losses.

Recoverable Compensation After an Injury Accident

Recoverable compensation following an injury accident can depend on a number of factors, including the individual’s income and age. However, the following is often recoverable in a wrongful death claim:

  • End-of-life expenses
  • Wages the decedent would have earned until retirement age, including pension and insurance benefits
  • The spouse may recover compensation for the loss of affection, consortium, and emotional support
  • Children in the family may recover compensation for the loss of guidance and nurturing
  • The loss of help around the house provided by the decedent may be recovered, such as auto and lawn care, meals, laundry preparation and others

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Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Multiple-vehicle accidents can result in severe trauma. If an at-fault party or parties caused your accident injuries, you may be able to file a compensation claim. If you want free and friendly advice from our firm’s accident attorneys, you can contact them at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. It is also possible to reach us online.

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