Sacramento Crash Injuries May Have Involved Alcohol

Both Drivers Taken to Hospital With Marconi Avenue Sacramento Crash Injuries

Alcohol consumption may have contributed to reported Sacramento crash accident injuries on December 23. The collision occurred around the Marconi Avenue intersection with Wright Street at about 3:14 p.m. Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The accident happened when another vehicle that ran the red light struck a left-turning vehicle in the intersection. 

Sacramento Crash Injuries Caused by Red Light Runner

Both drivers were reported with major injuries as a result. The driver who ran a red light hit an apartment complex also. Both drivers were females in their 40s. CHP traffic collision officers’ examination of the accident scene is determining fault. An investigation is ongoing. 

An Accident Lawyer Can Help

An experienced car accident lawyer can help you get compensation after suffering injuries in a two-vehicle accident if the other driver was negligent. Once the accident has been investigated by your lawyer, they will develop a strong case for negotiation with the insurer or take the case to court if necessary. Among the types of damages that can be recovered are:

  • Medical: You can claim medical expenses incurred as a result of sustaining crash injuries, from hospitalization and ambulance fees to doctor’s bills and rehabilitation costs. In the event that ongoing injuries exist, they can be included in the settlement. You can also recover compensation for out-of-pocket expenses, including gasoline and parking to visit your doctor and other relevant losses.
  • Wages: As a result of their incapacity to work, the injured party can claim their lost wages. In addition to their compensation package, they will also receive bonuses, tips, and benefits such as insurance and pensions. The injured party can also be compensated for the difference in pay if they need to take a lower-paying job. A person’s wages until retirement age and other benefits of their job will be included in the settlement if they become permanently disabled and cannot work.
  • Pain and suffering: Injured people can recover damages for their pain and suffering. This category includes emotional and psychological pain, which is common following a collision. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety, nightmares, and other emotional symptoms following an accident. Others develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which has to be professionally treated. The cost of that treatment is recoverable also.
  • Punitive damages: In some instances where the cause of the crash was egregious negligence, such as drunk driving or intentionality, the injured party may ask to be awarded punitive damages. This award is made in addition to compensatory damages.

Following are a few tips from personal injury lawyer Ed Smith on choosing an attorney:

 

Car Collision Lawyer in Sacramento

I am Ed Smith, and I’m a car collision lawyer in Sacramento. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover medical expenses and other losses resulting from negligence. If you need free and friendly advice, please call (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. If you prefer, you can also use our online contact form. To discuss your case and explore your recovery options, our accident attorneys are available either virtually or in person for a free consultation. 

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