Car Crashes Into Building on Morrison Avenue
A car crash into an apartment building injured two people inside on February 15. The crash occurred along Morrison Avenue between Norwood Avenue and Opportunity Street around 9:00 a.m. According to the Sacramento Fire Department, the vehicle involved in the crash was a Toyota.
Two People Hospitalized After Car Crash Into Building
Two people in the apartment were transported to a hospital with no information provided on their conditions. The accident is being investigated by authorities to determine what caused it.
The Causes of Car Crashes Into Buildings
An out-of-control vehicle may crash into a building or become unpredictable and out of control very quickly. These accidents are caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Accidentally placing the vehicle in reverse instead of in drive is a common cause of a car crashing into another car or a building.
- Driving too fast or losing control can occur during wet or icy conditions.
- When you text or talk on your cell phone while driving, your vehicle may become out of control. The driver loses control after spotting an accident looming and jerking the wheel.
- It is possible for a driver to lose control if they speed, especially around a curve.
- Getting fatigued behind the wheel might cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in an accident.
- Drunk driving can cause a vehicle to crash because the driver lacks judgment and cannot judge the distance between other cars.
- Tires blow out and brakes fail, which could lead to a loss of control for drivers. In the event of an accident caused by a defective auto part, manufacturers and others may be held liable.
Compensation Following a Car Crash Injury
When another party or entity is negligent and causes a car crash, an injured person may seek compensation. If you are entitled to damages, you may be able to recover:
- Medical expenses: Accident-related medical expenses cover ambulance fees, hospitalization, surgery, diagnostic testing and rehabilitation in a facility. It is possible to recover all medical costs associated with an accident. The possibility exists to recover out-of-pocket expenses as well. For example, if you drive to your doctor’s appointment, you can claim mileage or Uber or taxi costs. Treatment costs for continued injuries and permanent disabilities may also be covered.
- Lost wages: If a person is injured and has to miss work without getting paid, they may be entitled to compensation for their lost wages. Additionally, compensation may include bonuses and benefits. An injured party may also recover compensation for unpaid vacation and sick leave.
- Pain and suffering: Compensation for pain and suffering is known as non-economic damages. Psychological and emotional suffering may also be compensated, as well as physical harm. In addition to nightmares associated with the accident, there may be fear of driving, anxiety, sleeplessness or refusal to leave the house because another accident might occur. If the patient has post-traumatic stress disorder, it may be possible to recover treatment costs.
Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith, and I’m an auto accident attorney in Sacramento. When someone else’s negligence causes your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs and other expenses. Contact us today at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. We are available online as well as through our toll-free number (800) 404-5400.
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