Traffic Accident Near Auburn Causes Two Fatalities

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May 04, 2023
Edward Smith

Two Fatalities and Serious Injuries Reported in Traffic Accident on S.R. 48

A traffic accident in Nevada County north of Auburn on May 2 caused the deaths of an adult and minor as well as injuries to another child when their pickup overturned. The crash occurred along State Route 49 northbound and Cameo Drive near Higgins Corner around 12:10 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a report that a vehicle had gone over the side and was about 30 to 40 feet down an embankment. 

Minor Suffers Critical Injuries in Rural Traffic Accident

Upon arrival, they discovered the pickup and a Chevy Silverado overturned and ablaze. An adult, as well as a minor, died at the accident scene. The other minor was airlifted to a hospital with critical injuries

Investigation to Determine Cause of Traffic Accident

No other vehicles were reportedly involved in the collision, according to the CHP. An investigation will be conducted by authorities to find out why the accident happened. The names of the deceased have not yet been released, pending family notification by the county coroner.

Providing Compensation for Traffic Accident Fatalities and Injuries

In case you have been injured in a traffic accident or have lost a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury cases begin with determining who is legally responsible for your accident and whether their negligence caused your injuries or the death of a loved one. Sometimes, a third party may be required to pay you such as another driver or a product manufacturer.

In addition, government neglect or poor roadway design can lead to serious accidents. If it is determined roadway neglect contributed to or caused the traffic accident, a claim can be lodged against the government entity in charge. Since the time limit to file is only six months, getting assistance from an injury lawyer may be a good idea.

Traffic Accident Claims

To receive compensation, you must file a claim against the responsible party and handle it through their insurer. Your lawyer can gather witness testimony, police reports and accident scene photos to support your personal injury claim. You may need to provide proof of lost wages and medical records.

Wrongful death claims follow similar procedures. To receive compensation, the family must provide evidence of lost wages and future earnings, pain and suffering, funeral and burial expenses, etc.

Accident Attorneys Can Help

We will do everything we can to ensure you and your family receive maximum compensation after a serious collision. You will likely face a great deal of stress and emotional turmoil due to the collision, and we are here to help take part of the burden off your shoulders. Find out what we can do for you by contacting us today for a free consultation. Every step of the way, our legal team is here to help you protect your rights.

The following video by accident lawyer Ed Smith provides helpful information on finding a lawyer:

Auburn Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m an Auburn personal injury lawyer. Find out whether you can recover compensation if negligence caused your loved one’s death or injury. You can reach us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. Free consultations allow you to ask questions, have a review of your case and discover options to recover compensation. Online contact is also available to get in touch with our accident attorneys.

Following are a few examples of how our injury lawyers have assisted others after an accident:

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