One Hospitalized After Car Accident Involving Horse in Knightsen

One Injured in Crash on Pastor Lane

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) reported that one party was injured in a crash involving a horse on Pastor Lane on the night of Friday, May 20, 2022. The traffic collision happened at Pastor Lane and Delta Road in Knightsen shortly after 9:30 p.m., according to a preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol.

Details on the Crash on Pastor Lane That Left One Injured

Officials described the incident as a car accident involving a horse. The rider of the horse was said to have lost consciousness following the crash. A medical helicopter was requested at the scene of the motor vehicle collision to transport the injured party to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A second injured party declined medical treatment, and they were released at the scene.

Sadly, the horse was declared deceased at the accident site. CHP traffic officers are handling the investigation of the car vs. horse crash. No other details on the incident have been released by authorities because of an ongoing investigation into the collision.

What You Should Know About Personal Injury Claims

Motor vehicle collisions happen every day in Contra Costa County and throughout California. While there is a wide array of reasons why traffic crashes occur, they often lead to the same outcome, with that being a party with traumatic injuries. This may result in mounting medical expenses, time away from work, and other losses. Fortunately, losses resulting from a car accident are recoverable through a personal injury claim filed with the insurer representing the negligent driver. While we would expect all drivers in California to carry liability coverage, that is not always the case. That is because some motorists fail to do so, and when they cause traffic collisions, this may result in stressful challenges for parties injured by their negligence. Fortunately, an injured party may have recourse if they have uninsured motorist coverage. That is because this type of coverage will come into effect up to the limits of the policy. If the at-fault party has liability coverage but carries minimal limits, an injured party may turn to their underinsured motorist coverage to supplement other resulting losses not fully covered.

There are strict filing deadlines involved in a personal injury case. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, a lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the incident if the claim has not yet been resolved with the insurance company through a settlement. Failure to meet this standard may result in the court’s dismissal of the case and the loss of the claimant’s right to seek compensation for their losses arising from the car accident. That is why it is essential for those who have been injured in a traffic crash to seek out the assistance of an experienced injury lawyer immediately after the incident to ensure that their rights and best interests are protected. The reason behind this is that other filing criteria may be involved in these cases, such as those involving government entities. Under these circumstances, the deadline may be shortened to six months. Reach out to the best lawyer in your area to discuss your case in detail in a free consultation. Watch this video for tips and suggestions on how to select an accident lawyer to represent you.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Brentwood

I’m Ed Smith, a Brentwood personal injury lawyer. Car accidents in Contra Costa County and throughout California may lead to devastating results for those involved, whether they occur on a highway or in a rural area. If you have questions about your case, schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your situation at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400. Our legal team is available anytime to meet with you to go over the specifics of your case and provide free, friendly advice on how to move forward. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing upfront. Costs of legal representation will only be due at the resolution of the case if we obtain a successful outcome on your behalf.

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Whether a motor vehicle collision results in a serious injury or loss of life, our legal team at has successfully represented injured parties and families of decedents since 1982. We pride ourselves on the level of excellence we provide to our clients and the successful outcomes in cases we handle on their behalf. In recognition of these qualities, we have been invited to join as members of the California sectors of the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Forum.

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