Minor Injuries Reported in Three-Vehicle Accident on S.R. 99
A highway crash involving three vehicles resulted in minor injuries along the Golden State Highway in Sacramento on June 22. The collision was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) around 5:18 p.m. along northbound S.R. 99 just north of the 12th Avenue off-ramp. It involved a Toyota Tacoma pickup, a GMC pickup, and a Nissan Sentra.
Initially, all the northbound lanes were blocked by the crash, but one lane was cleared for passing traffic. Minor injuries were reported in the traffic crash. An investigation is underway by the CHP to find out how it occurred.
A Multiple-Vehicle Accident Caused by Negligence
A collision involving multiple vehicles is likely to be caused by more than one negligent driver. These individuals should be held financially liable. Negligence may take the form of:
- The multiple-vehicle highway crash may have been caused by one or more tailgaters.
- Due to a driver’s excessive speed, he/she was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting multiple vehicles.
- A driver’s ability to handle a vehicle was impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- The driver was fatigued and could not drive safely.
- Texting or chatting while driving distracted the driver, so they didn’t look up until it was too late to avoid a collision.
Hiring an Injury Lawyer to Handle Your Claim
If you are injured in a multiple-vehicle accident, a personal injury lawyer can assist you to receive the compensation you deserve. According to statistics, people who use lawyers to negotiate with insurance companies get paid two to three times as much as they would if they handled the claim independently.
Proving Liability After a Highway Crash Injury
When someone is injured in an accident and wants to place a personal injury claim against a negligent motorist, it must be proved that the other driver was responsible. When multiple vehicles are involved in a highway crash, cars can be struck numerous times. A lawyer can be an invaluable asset when this happens. In order to determine which drivers are at fault, evidence from an investigation can be used to support a client’s compensation claim. Such evidence includes:
- When an accident occurs, our investigators gather evidence as soon as they can to prevent it from disappearing or being covered up.
- By examining the marks and paint smears found at the site of the highway crash, it can be identified which vehicle or vehicles hit the car, and photographs are taken as evidence.
- To determine if the police report contains errors, the investigators examine it. This is because any mistakes in the accident report could prevent our client from filing a claim to recover compensation.
- By performing accident reconstruction, it allows us to gain insight into the vehicles’ positions before the collision, how it occurred and where the vehicles ended up.
- The cause of the crash and how the collision happened between the vehicles can be corroborated by interviewing witnesses.
- An investigation is conducted to determine if any footage of the multiple-vehicle crash was captured on local traffic cameras.
Our attorneys then consolidate the evidence into a solid case to support our client’s claims for damages.
Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. When a negligent driver causes your injuries, you might want to find out if you can recover compensation to pay your medical bills and other losses. Contact us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for our free and friendly advice. You can also reach us online.
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