Accident on Elkhorn Boulevard Involves Three Vehicles
A multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on January 26 injured at least one person. The collision occurred along Elkhorn Boulevard westbound just east of Andrea Boulevard in the Foothill Farms area around 8:22 a.m. According to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident involved a Kia, pickup truck and another unnamed vehicle, which blocked the number one lane along Elkhorn Boulevard.
Investigation Being Conducted to Determine Fault in Multiple-Vehicle Crash
Medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived to assess injuries and determined that at least one person suffered minor trauma. It was not noted whether that patient was taken to a hospital for additional evaluation. An investigation is being conducted by the CHP to determine fault in the crash and how it occurred.
Negligence Can Result in Accidents of Various Types
A multiple-vehicle crash can be caused by a number of different forms of negligence – the most common reasons are listed below:
- Speeding was responsible for the crash because the driver couldn’t stop in time.
- Texting or talking on the phone distracted the motorist, who didn’t look up until it was too late to avoid a collision.
- An intoxicated driver or one who had been consuming drugs was unable to operate a vehicle safely, which led to an accident.
- Because the driver worked odd hours, stayed out too late the night before, or other reasons, they were too fatigued to drive.
Finding the Liable Party in a Multiple-Vehicle Crash
An automobile can be struck several times in a multiple-vehicle collision, and more than one driver may be at fault. In this situation, an injury lawyer can help. A claim for compensation must be supported by evidence, so an investigation must be conducted. The purpose of the investigation is to determine liability and find out which driver(s) were at fault. This includes:
- Our investigators gather the evidence before it is covered over or disappears at the crash scene of the multiple-vehicle accident.
- Reconstruction of the accident shows how the multiple-vehicle crash occurred, the initial positions of the vehicles, and where they all ended up. Insurance companies, as well as civil courts, accept this type of evidence.
- It is important for them to photograph the scene, especially marks and paint smears, which can help determine which vehicle/vehicles struck the one belonging to the client.
- A review of the police report is conducted to identify any errors.
- In order to determine if the multiple-vehicle crash was captured on film, our investigators examine traffic cameras in the area.
- They interview witnesses to the accident to determine how the collision occurred and how each vehicle struck the other.
Our lawyers compile the evidence to put together a persuasive case to support our client’s claim for compensation.
Getting the Insurance Company to Pay an Injury Claim
Paying off claims isn’t something insurance companies like. It’s their job to make and retain money. This is why the first settlement offers are usually low, especially if injuries occur. In this way, the insurance company does not only pay the injured party a lower amount, but he or she cannot claim that it was insufficient to cover their expenses later on. Your injury lawyer will work hard to help you receive fair compensation for your injuries by negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf. If the insurer is reluctant to negotiate in good faith, your attorney will take the case to civil court.
Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer
My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Sacramento car accident lawyer. If negligence by another driver or entity was the cause of your accident injury, call us for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. You can also reach us at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us an online message.
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