Accident on Gerber Road Involved Utility Pickup and Sedan
A two-vehicle crash on November 5 resulted in one person being transported to a hospital for further attention. The accident happened along Gerber Road between Palmer House Drive and Power Inn Road around 1:26 p.m. The report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the accident occurred between a Honda sedan and a utility pickup truck.
Authorities Determining Fault in Two-Vehicle Crash
The Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene for their medics to assess injuries, and they transported one patient to UC Davis Medical Center with undescribed trauma. An investigation is underway by police to determine which driver caused the accident and how it happened.
This type of accident is common in California. They include rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, and T-bone accidents. A two-vehicle crash is most likely to happen at an intersection, although it may occur on the highway, such as side-swipe collisions. Unlike most single collisions, in a two-vehicle accident, the drivers of both cars may blame each other. This leads to an investigation to determine who was at fault.
How Does Our Law Firm Help Determine Liability?
Since the absence of evidence can impede taking a case to court, it is necessary to gather as much proof as possible. Our firm does this in the following ways:
- Investigation: This is clearly the foundation of the case, and our firm considers it a cornerstone in every claim we handle. To accomplish this, we send a team of investigators to the accident site. Once they arrive, they begin by searching for tangible proof of liability. In a hit-and-run accident, for example, paint smears and other evidence that points to the vehicle involved in the crash is a starting point. Our investigators also use accident reconstruction to determine the position of the vehicles before, during and after the crash.
- Traffic surveillance cameras: Cameras on businesses in the area or those mounted on traffic lights can be used to obtain videos of the accident. This is a vital type of evidence and one that helps resolve a case successfully. If the owner refuses to hand over the footage, a subpoena can be used.
- Review the police report: A police report is a valuable piece of evidence in any claim. It outlines the accident, includes citations against the at-fault driver and helps to assign blame. Not only do we obtain the report, but we also check it for mistakes.
- Interview witnesses: Bystanders or drivers in the vicinity of the two-vehicle crash are interviewed. Witnesses are a valuable resource and also frequently videotape the accident from various perspectives.
Reasons for a Two-Vehicle Crash
The following are some of the most frequent reasons a two-vehicle crash happens:
- Drunk driving: This is one of the leading reasons a crash happens. It is also the cause of over 10,000 fatalities annually.
- Distracted driving: A leading cause of accidents, distracted driving involves removing the motorist’s focus from the road to other things such as texting, checking the GPS or fiddling with the radio.
- Fatigued driving: Both passenger vehicle drivers and those operating a truck sometimes go long hours without resting. This failure leads to many collisions.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith. I am a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. When you’ve suffered injuries because of a negligent motorist, you may benefit from the assistance of an injury lawyer to recover compensation. If you would like free and friendly advice about your case, please call (916) 921-6400. In addition, you may call us at (800) 404-5400 or contact us online.
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