Two Vehicles Collide at Klamath River Causing Major Injuries

Major Injuries Reported on State Route 96 When Two Vehicles Collide

An August 12 accident occurred in Klamath River, northwest of Yreka, which caused major injuries. The collision happened around 1:25 p.m. on State Route 96 at the Klamath River Community Hall. A Ford Prius and Subaru Forester were involved in the crash, which was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Two People Extricated From Vehicle Following Crash With Major Injuries

When medics with the Klamath River Volunteer Fire Company arrived at the scene, they found the roadway blocked by vehicles and debris. Two people were trapped inside one of the vehicles and had to be extricated by firefighters. At least one person suffered major injuries in the crash. 

Determination of Fault in Two-Vehicle Injury Collision

Both vehicles were towed, and the roadway was cleared at 3:37 p.m. An examination of the accident is underway by the CHP traffic collision division to find out what happened and to place fault. 

Major Injuries in a Two-Vehicle Accident

It is possible for drivers and passengers involved in a two-vehicle car accident to suffer serious injuries. Vehicle damage in these types of collisions usually exceeds the value of the cars, and physical injuries range from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious trauma. The most common serious injuries suffered in auto accidents are cervical strain or sprain, concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, fractures and damage to internal organs.

Upholding Your Right to Compensation

It’s important to know your legal rights after being injured in a two-vehicle accident. This includes seeking medical care right away and legal assistance to obtain the evidence you need to prove fault in the collision. Evidence can include photographs of the scene, witness statements, checking area surveillance cameras to see if the accident was captured on film and police reports. In some cases, an expert may be hired to reconstruct the accident so that liability can be established.

How an Attorney Can Handle Your Case to Recover Compensation

An injury attorney can review your case and work to collect the proof that the other driver was at fault for causing the crash. As part of the process, your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to help you recover fair compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

No matter the extent of your injuries or the complexity of the case, having a qualified legal representative on your side can offer much-needed peace of mind and help you seek the compensation you are entitled to as well as give you justice for your trauma. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss your options. Our law office offers a free consultation in which your case will be reviewed, questions answered and you can find out how to place a compensation claim going forward. 

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I’m Ed Smith. I am a Yreka personal injury lawyer. Depending on the circumstances, you might be eligible to claim compensation for injuries caused by another driver. Our accident attorneys’ friendly and free advice is available at (530) 392-9400 and (800) 404-5400. Our online contact form is also available.

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