Minor Injuries Suffered in County Road 17 Intersection Collision
At least one person suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Woodland on September 26. The crash occurred at the intersection of County Road 17 and C.R. 102 north of Woodland at around 7:28 in the morning. One of the vehicles was left blocking the roadway by the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident report.
Two-Vehicle Collision Being Investigated to Determine Fault
A Toyota Tacoma involved in the collision sustained a broken rear axle. However, both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The CHP is carrying out an investigation into the reason the accident occurred.
Rural Area Two-Vehicle Collision
Rural areas are often two-lane roads and are not as well kept up as those in the city. In addition, police presence and traffic are lighter, which can encourage some motorists to speed and drive without a seat belt. Because of the lighter traffic, hills, curves and blind corners, drivers may pull out of a side road suddenly without looking, which can lead to a serious two-vehicle collision. Other accidents that often occur along rural roads include:
- Dangerous passing often occurs along rural roads because the driver attempts to pass a slower vehicle without having a clear view ahead.
- Drunk drivers are often found in rural areas because they think they won’t be stopped.
- Slow-moving farm vehicles such as tractors can be on the roadway, and a driver going the speed limit doesn’t have time to stop to avoid a two-vehicle collision.
- Speeding is a common problem on rural roads because of the lack of police presence. It is especially common among teenagers.
- Driving down the middle of the highway is surprisingly common, especially if the motorist lives in the area and has gotten accustomed to doing this.
What Can Be Recovered by Filing a Claim for Personal Injury?
By filing a personal injury claim after a two-vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Any medical costs that arise because of the two-vehicle collision can be recovered. This includes the cost of the ambulance or medical air flight, hospitalization, surgeries, physicians fees and all others, including rehabilitation therapy. If the injury is expected to continue into the future, those expenses can be factored into the settlement.
- Compensation for the pain and suffering that the accident caused is recoverable. This may also include compensation for your psychological and emotional trauma. Many people have problems with nightmares, reliving the accident, anxiety and other after effects so strong they have to seek professional medical care.
- Lost wages because the injured party is unable to work can be recovered. If the injury continues into the future or the injured party can no longer do their job and has to take one that pays less, the difference is recoverable. If they are permanently disabled, they can recover their wages until retirement age.
Woodland Personal Injury Lawyer
I am Ed Smith. I’m a Woodland personal injury lawyer. Minor injuries can sometimes turn into major trauma. When that happens, you may want to find out about filing a personal injury claim to recover compensation. Contact us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400, and we can schedule a consultation in person or virtually to get free and friendly advice from one of our accident attorneys. The attorney can review your case to see if you can place a claim, tell you about available options to recover compensation and answer your questions. You can also reach us online.
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