Multiple Critical Injuries Reported in Accident Near Gold Run

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December 20, 2023
Edward Smith

Accident Near Gold Run Along I-80 Causes Three Critical Injuries

A violent accident near Gold Run on December 17 resulted in multiple critical injuries when two vehicles collided and went off the roadway. The accident happened along westbound I-80 just west of the Gold Run Road off-ramp, northeast of Auburn, around 11:27 a.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the crash involved two SUVs. 

Both Vehicles Experience Rollovers in Accident Near Gold Run

Both vehicles rolled over in the collision. One of the vehicles rolled over a guardrail, causing serious trauma to one person inside. Emergency responders with Cal Fire reported three people suffered critical injuries in the crash. Airlifts were called to the scene to take the injured to hospitals. No update on their conditions has been given as yet.

Investigation Underway on Cause of Two-Vehicle Rollover Collision

In addition, two large pine trees were knocked down in the accident near Gold Run, with at least one of them lying across the roadway. About 25 feet of guardrail was also damaged. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., the fallen trees had been cut up and removed from the roadway, but the road was still strewed with debris. An investigation of how the collision occurred is underway by CHP traffic accident detectives. 

Compensation in Personal Injury Claims 

It is possible to recover compensation for a wide variety of damages through a personal injury claim. The amount of compensation you might receive depends on a number of factors, so consulting with an injury lawyer is a good idea. Additionally, the lawyer can calculate your losses for you. Among these damages are:

  • Medical: The cost of medical treatment and other expenses associated with the injury are recovered.
  • Lost wages: In addition to pension benefits, insurance benefits, bonuses and more, any lost wages or future income that is unpaid is included.
  • Physical pain and suffering: Due to the incident and resulting medical problems, there will be physical pain and suffering, which can be compensated.
  • Emotional trauma: Accidents often cause emotional trauma, such as anxiety, sleep disturbances and depression, which can be compensated.
  • Loss of consortium: If the injury resulted in life-altering disabilities, compensation for the loss of companionship or consortium can be claimed.
  • Treatment for emotional trauma: Treatment costs for mental and physical rehabilitation, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, are recoverable.

Personal injury claims can be filed by injured parties to recover economic as well as non-economic damages. An injured party is entitled to compensable damages to help them return to a state similar to what they were before the accident. Those who have been injured by negligence in an accident near Gold Run can seek just compensation for all of their damages with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

Ed Smith, an injury lawyer, gives tips on hiring the right attorney for you in the video below:

Auburn Car Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith. I’m an Auburn car accident lawyer. In the event that a negligent motorist caused your accident injuries, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. If you want free and friendly legal advice, please contact our accident lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have or to discuss your options for recovering compensation. Our online contact form is also available.

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