Single-Vehicle Crash Causes an Injury in Fair Oaks

Driver’s Vehicle Crashes Into a Tree on Runway Drive

A single-vehicle crash in Fair Oaks on December 7 resulted in one person being transported to a hospital with injuries. The accident occurred around 4:49 in the afternoon along Runway Drive between Aeronautic Way and Approach Court. The accident report released by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.

One Person Transported to Hospital Following Single-Vehicle Crash

The individual injured in the single-vehicle crash was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center by fire department first responders. The accident is being investigated by authorities to determine how it occurred. No update on the condition or identity of the injured person has been released.

Outside Influences That Cause a Single-Vehicle Crash

Most single-vehicle accidents are due to driver error. The driver is either speeding, distracted, has been drinking or for other reasons and ends up in a collision. However, there are outside influences that can lead to a single-vehicle crash. When that happens, the injured party may decide to place a claim for compensation to cover their medical expenses, lost wages and reimburse them for their pain and suffering. Following are types of accidents caused by an outside influence:

  • Defective auto parts: Any defect in the accelerator, steering, tires and brakes, or other auto parts can lead to a single-vehicle crash. This is one of the reasons it is so important to retain your vehicle after a collision. In this way, it can be examined for defects. If a defect in a part is found to be the cause of your traffic accident, the manufacturers and others in the production line may be held financially responsible through an auto product liability claim. Negligence does not have to be proven in a product liability lawsuit, only that the defective part was unaltered and used as it was intended.
  • Problems with the roadway: A government entity is placed in charge of proper maintenance of a roadway, and when it is neglected, a single-vehicle crash can occur. Areas of negligence can include weakened guardrails, poor lighting, potholes, upheavals in the pavement, oil or gravel in the roadway and others. A claim may be placed against the government entity to recover compensation for an injury. However, the timeline in which to file is much shorter, and if it is filed too late, the court will not hear the case. Contacting a personal injury lawyer with experience in handling government claims may be a good idea.
  • Hit-and-run drivers: These days, hit-and-run drivers are common, and if there aren’t any witnesses around, it can be difficult to prove your claim for compensation. An injury lawyer can investigate to see if another driver was the reason for your single-vehicle crash. If there was, they can collect evidence to identify the driver and vehicle to hold them responsible. Areas of investigation can include accident reconstruction, checking traffic surveillance cameras and combing the accident scene to uncover evidence of another driver. Once the fleeing driver has been located, they can be held responsible for accident injuries.

Personal Injury Attorney in Fair Oaks

My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Fair Oaks personal injury attorney. Contact us for free and friendly advice if a negligent driver or other entity caused your accident injuries. We can answer your questions, review your case and tell you if you can obtain compensation. You can reach us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. An online contact form is available also, and it’s quick and easy to complete.

My team of injury attorneys and I have helped many people in Fair Oaks get fair compensation since 1982 for all varieties of car accidents, product liability claims, wrongful deaths, and in other cases. Call to see how we can help you.

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