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Major Injuries Occur in Rancho Cordova Multiple-Vehicle Accident

Eastbound U.S. 50 Traffic Affected After Accident With Multiple Injuries

Major injuries were reported in a multiple-vehicle accident that occurred in Rancho Cordova on May 5. The car accident happened around 11:49 a.m. along eastbound U.S. 50 just east of Sunrise Boulevard. Multiple vehicles involved in the crash included, according to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Ford Mustang, several Hondas and a Toyota Camry. 

SigAlert Issued After Eastbound U.S. 50 Closed by Accident

Traffic backed up following the crash, which blocked the middle lane. At least one person was trapped inside their vehicle and required extrication by Metro Fire District personnel. At this point, all the lanes were blocked, and a SigAlert was issued. However, no detour was provided, and motorists were warned to use caution. 

At Least Two People Hospitalized Following Collision

One of the drivers involved in the crash suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries and was transported to Mercy San Juan medical center for treatment. Another patient was taken to Mercy Hospital of Folsom with undescribed injuries. The CHP is investigating the major injury accident to discover how it occurred.

The Complexities of Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

When someone is injured in a multiple-vehicle crash, and the injuries are serious, a claim for compensation against the at-fault party is frequently placed. In a crash involving multiple vehicles, the crash commonly includes more than one driver, and compensation may be sought from all of them. For example, one driver may have been speeding, which caused the initial collision. Alternately, another motorist may be tailgating and hit the car in front of them, beginning a chain reaction. 

Obtaining Compensation Following an Accident With Multiple Injuries

Drivers coming up behind the initial crash may have been texting, driving drunk, tailgating or a number of other things that prevented them from getting out of the way or stopping. Our legal team is experienced in sorting out who the at-fault drivers are so our clients can obtain the compensation they deserve. We believe that no one who is injured by a negligent driver should have to be responsible for their accident injuries too.

Taking Responsibility for Major Injuries in an Accident

Even drivers who know they were negligent and caused or contributed to the accident will often try to deny responsibility. Their insurance companies will too. This is why having an experienced injury lawyer by your side is important. 

Compensation That Can Be Claimed After Accidents With Major Injuries

A major injury accident often involves lengthy hospitalization and the resultant costs as well as time off work. Compensation that can be recovered includes:

  • Medical expenses: All medical expenses can be recovered, including the ambulance fee, hospitalization, any surgeries, doctor bills, medications, and rehabilitation. This includes medical appliances to use after you leave and any home health care.
  • Wages that are lost because of your inability to work are recoverable, including any bonuses or perks of the job you would normally have gotten. If, after recovery, you have to take a downgrade in your job, the difference in pay is recovered. If you cannot return to work at all because of a permanent disability, your wages are covered until the age of retirement.
  • Loss of consortium, love, and affection is recoverable.
  • Pain and suffering not only include the physical side but mental anguish and other complications.

Rancho Cordova Car Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova car accident lawyer. Those who have been injured by a negligent driver may be able to file a claim for compensation with the help of an injury lawyer. I offer you my free, friendly advice on whether you can file a claim, answer your questions, and tell you what options are open to you when you call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. If you prefer, you can contact me online.

My legal team and I have successfully obtained compensation for many Rancho Cordova residents since 1982 in areas such as traffic collisions, product liability claims, and wrongful deaths, among others.

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