Accident at Plymouth Road Intersection Results in Minor Injury
A two-vehicle crash in Stockton on October 10 at a local intersection ended up sending a passenger in one of the cars to a hospital. The accident occurred at the intersection of Plymouth Road and Telegraph Avenue around 1:43 p.m. The roadway was not blocked by the accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report.
Two-Vehicle Crash Passenger Transported to Hospital for Evaluation
Emergency responders with the Stockton Fire Department arrived at the scene and determined that one person had suffered what appeared to be minor injuries. They transported the patient to a nearby hospital for additional evaluation and treatment. The CHP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash and placing fault.
Who Is Liable for Injuries to a Passenger in an Accident?
Liability for injuries depends on which driver in a two-vehicle crash was at fault. If it was the driver of the other vehicle, they would be responsible for accident injuries. If the at-fault party was the driver of the vehicle the passenger was riding in, they would be considered at fault. Either way, the passenger should be able to place a claim to recover compensation to pay for their medical expenses, pain and suffering and their lost wages.
Intersections Are Common Locations for a Two-Vehicle Crash
There are few places on the roadways more dangerous than intersections. Intersection crashes involving two vehicles are responsible for many injuries and deaths each year. These types of accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Speeding is a major cause of intersection accidents because the driver cannot stop in time to avoid a crash.
- Reckless driving encompasses a wide range of actions that can cause a two-vehicle accident, including tailgating and weaving in traffic.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol endangers everyone on the road, including bicycle riders and pedestrians.
- Failing to yield the right of way can be considered a type of reckless driving because the motorist is not being courteous to other drivers.
- Running a red light or stop sign is another common cause of a two-vehicle crash at an intersection.
- Making an improper turn, such as against the light or without checking the surrounding traffic can cause a two-vehicle collision.
- Inattention/distraction (e.g., talking on a cell phone, text messaging, changing radio stations) is now a major cause of collisions.
Poorly Designed or Maintained Roads
Poorly designed or maintained roads may lead to accidents if potholes or other debris are in the road. This can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, swerve into oncoming traffic or run off the road entirely. If the road is poorly lit at night, this can lead to decreased visibility and also increase the chances of an accident. If the road is not properly maintained, it can become hazardous very quickly and pose a serious danger to drivers.
When negligent road maintenance is to blame for an accident, the injured party may place a claim against the government entity in charge. However, the time limit to file is six months, so getting help from an accident attorney may be a wise move.
Car Accident Attorneys in Stockton
I am Ed Smith, and I’m a Stockton car accident lawyer. When you have been injured in a traffic accident that was the other driver’s fault, you might want to find out if you can recover compensation. Get in touch with us at (209) 227-1931 or at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice from one of our accident attorneys. We can also be reached online.
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