Vallejo Woman Seriously Injured in Intersection Crash

Sacramento Street Intersection Collision Injures Pedestrian 

A Vallejo woman suffered serious trauma in an intersection crash recently when she was hit by a left-tuning truck. The injured woman was identified as Elena Hernandez, 24, who was hospitalized in Fairfield at North Bay Medical Center for trauma to her head, ribs and a fracture. According to authorities, she was struck around noon while in the crosswalk at the Sacramento Street intersection with Redwood, which is equipped with traffic lights. 

Video Surveillance Captured Intersection Crash as It Happened

Video surveillance captured the accident, which showed a truck turning left when it crashed into a pedestrian. Neighbors in the area said the signal light turned on for pedestrians to cross at the same time the left turn light turned green for oncoming traffic. The injured woman’s family wants the driver to be held responsible for the accident.

Driver Charged With a Misdemeanor in Intersection Crash

The male driver who struck Hernandez remained at the scene and was remorseful that the intersection crash occurred. He was cited by police for driving without a license and released. The driver had no outstanding warrants. 

Accident Attorneys and Compensation Recovery

An accident attorney can determine whether someone who was injured in an accident has a case for compensation. If another person was negligent, the injured party has the right to file a personal injury claim. Recoverable damages include:

  • Medical: The injured pedestrian can recover medical bills including ambulance fees, hospitalization costs, surgeries, tests and medication. Any necessary rehabilitative care and home modifications may be included as well as future medical expenses if applicable.
  • Wages: Wages lost due to injury-related absence from work are recoverable. They may also recover the value of their insurance and pension coverage, bonuses, tips and other perks they received in the job.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation may be sought for physical and emotional pain and suffering. Emotional problems that are common following an intersection crash include nightmares, anxiety and depression. The costs of seeking professional help to treat post-traumatic stress disorder are also reimbursable.

The Benefits of Hiring an Accident Lawyer

You can find out if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim following an intersection crash by getting a free consultation with an accident attorney. An attorney can investigate the other party’s fault, calculate your damages, and gather evidence to back up your claim. Also, an attorney can represent you in negotiations with the insurance company. 

If the insurer refuses to pay out what the injured party should receive, the lawyer can take the accumulated evidence and use it to take your case to civil court. In personal injury claims, the client owes the attorney nothing unless the case is successfully settled.

Ed Smith, injury lawyer, gives some tips on choosing an attorney in the video below:

Personal Injury Attorney in Vallejo

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury attorney in Vallejo. An accident caused by the negligence of another person or company may entitle you to compensation. If you need free or friendly legal advice from one of our accident attorneys, you can contact us at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400. There is also the option of sending an online message. We can arrange a free consultation for you either virtually or in our office to discuss your case, answer questions and tell you about options to recover damages.

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