Sacramento Two-Vehicle Accident Causes Injury

Interstate 5 Two-Vehicle Crash Occurs Near Exit Ramp

A two-vehicle accident on a Sacramento freeway on October 25 caused at least one injury. The collision occurred around 1:58 p.m. along northbound Interstate 5 just south of the J Street off-ramp. A Honda Civic and Chevy Avalanche were involved in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. 

Head Injury Reported in Two-Vehicle Crash

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the pickup in the center divider and the Honda on the right-hand side. One individual in the Honda complained of pain in their head but declined medical care. The accident is under investigation by the CHP to find out which driver caused the two-vehicle accident so that they can assign blame.

Delayed Symptoms in a Head Injury Accident

Delayed symptoms after a traffic collision are common. This is why it is important for anyone involved in an accident to seek medical attention right away. This not only establishes that you were in an accident but also a baseline for the physician if symptoms arise later. Some common symptoms after a head injury include:

  • Dizziness
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Mood changes or irritability
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Sensitivity to light or noise

Although these symptoms may indicate a mild concussion, they can also point to a more serious condition, so seeking medical care is essential. That way, serious conditions can be ruled out and treatment started if necessary.

Recovery of Compensation in a Two-Vehicle Accident

In order to recover compensation after a car accident, you will need to prove that the other driver was at fault. There are a variety of ways to do this, but it will usually involve gathering evidence and witness testimony.

Some of the evidence that can be used to prove fault in an auto accident includes:

  • The police report is examined for errors that could affect a client’s claim.
  • Photos are taken of the accident scene, including the surrounding area. They may contain valuable clues such as skid marks, roadway damage and others as well as help indicate which car was struck.
  • Eyewitness statements can be used to support an injury claim. In some cases, a witness may have taped the two-vehicle accident as it happened.
  • Surveillance footage can be checked to see if the two-vehicle accident was captured on tape. Those records can be subpoenaed.
  • Accident reconstruction is performed, which can indicate which driver was at fault for the collision. This evidence is widely accepted by insurance companies and in court.

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important for your attorney’s investigators to collect as much evidence as possible. This evidence is handed over to the accident lawyers to build a strong case that supports the client’s injury claim. 

Car Accident Attorneys in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Sacramento car accident attorney. A negligent driver can be held liable for the injuries and losses incurred in an accident. Give us a call at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice about whether you qualify to file a claim. Please feel free to contact us at (800) 404-5400 as well or online.

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