Accident on Don Julio and La Cienega Results in Rollover
A rollover accident happened recently in North Highlands that caused injuries when the vehicle was struck by another car. The collision occurred on Don Julio at the intersection with La Cienega around 6:00 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) police report. Sac Metro Fire was called to the scene, where they discovered they required another medic to help out at the accident site.
One Patient With Injuries Transported to a Hospital for Treatment
Although the scene of the crash was quickly cleared, one patient was taken to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the vehicle that struck the rolled over car reportedly remained at the scene. The rollover crash is being investigated to determine how to assign fault and how the intersection rollover accident occurred.
Seeking Help Following a Traffic Accident
No one wakes up in the morning thinking they are going to be injured in a rollover accident. However, it does happen and leaves the injured person in pain, perhaps hospitalized and unable to work until they’ve improved. Our personal injury attorneys know the trauma and worry that comes with an accident injury and are here to help.
If a negligent driver caused your injuries, you may be able to place a claim for compensation, which will cover your losses, including damages for your pain and suffering. Although it won’t help alleviate your injuries, it can give you peace of mind knowing that you won’t face financial problems due to the accident.
Preserving the Vehicle Following a Rollover Accident
Rollovers are among the most dangerous types of accidents because the people inside can be thrown around and suffer worse injuries. This is because once the airbags deploy, they deflate quickly, offering no further protection. In addition, some vehicles are subject to roof crush, which can cause traumatic brain injuries and spinal trauma.
Manufacturers are required to design vehicles to hold three times their weight if they overturn. However, some do not do this. This is one of the reasons we stress how important it is to retain a vehicle following an accident. In this way, our engineers can check the vehicle for roof crush or other auto defects. If those defects are found, we can place a product liability claim against the manufacturer and others.
Causes of an Intersection Collision
Intersections are where around 40 percent of all traffic accidents happen. Usually, a negligent driver is to blame. Because of heavy traffic congestion and vehicles converging from all directions, it is important that a driver stay alert and obey traffic laws at an intersection to avoid an accident. Some of the reasons an intersection crash occurs include:
- Running a red light: This is likely the most common cause for a rollover accident in an intersection. The force of an oncoming vehicle slamming into the side of another car is enough to make it roll.
- Speeding: A driver who is speeding can cause a rollover accident if they strike another vehicle. The faster the driver is going, the more likely serious injuries and fatalities will occur.
- Distracted driving: A distracted driver may not realize until too late that an accident is about to occur. Texting, talking on a cell phone, or just looking away from the road ahead too long is enough to cause a crash.
- Fatigued driving: A driver who is too tired can nod off behind the wheel and pass through an intersection at the wrong time without realizing it. This is one way a rollover accident can happen.
North Highlands Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands car accident lawyer. Rollovers can cause serious injuries that lead to lost time from work, high medical bills, and far too much pain and suffering. If this should happen to you and your accident was caused by a negligent driver, I have free, friendly advice to offer. Please give me a call at (916) 921-6400 locally or (800) 404-5400 if you are calling from elsewhere in Northern California. If you would rather, I can be contacted online.
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I’m honored that my law office has successfully helped many North Highlands residents since 1982 to get the compensation they deserve for traffic accidents, cases involving wrongful death, and traumas such as brain injuries.
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