Multi-car crash with fatalities blocks Interstate 80

Sep 22

A multi-car crash with fatalities caused major blockage on Interstate 80 near Cisco Grove on Thursday, and California Highway Patrol is telling drivers to avoid the area if possible. According to authorities, sixteen vehicles may have been involved in the crash, which they believe may have been caused by a driver speeding through a hail storm. At least one individual was killed and multiple others were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The extent of the injuries to other drivers and passengers in the crash has not been reported yet, but local news outlets like Fox 40 are working to find out more details.

In the event of a serious accident, it is important to let the officials investigate the cause of the accident. If it turns out that one of the drivers was indeed speeding, the other injured parties may be eligible to take legal action in the form of a civil lawsuit to recover compensation for their medical bills, therapy costs, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering. A personal injury lawsuit can help protect people from having to shoulder the burden of an injury all on their own and will hold the negligent or careless person accountable for the injuries that they have caused others.

The California Highway Patrol will investigate the cause of the crash and will let all of the families know the results of their investigation. If it turns out that an individual behaved in a reckless manner (and speeding is certainly considered reckless under the law) that person may be held accountable for the injuries to others. It is too early to tell right now the exact cause of this accident, but it is important for the families to consider if they want to pursue legal action on behalf of themselves or their loved ones.

An experienced Sacramento car accident attorney can tell you your legal options following an accident. Far too many people drive while distracted, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or simply in a careless manner, which puts others at risk on the roadways each and every day. If a person is injured by a speeding driver, he or she may wish to take legal action against the responsible party. There is no reason why someone who was hurt should have to pay out of their own pockets for medical bills, treatment, therapy costs, or any other expenses associated with the accident. The party that caused the accident should be the one that pays since they caused the unnecessary accident in the first place. ┬áThat’s where a personal injury lawyer comes in, to help those who have been hurt seek justice.

While I don’t know much about the law or the specifics of personal injury law in California, I do know that if I were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s actions, I would not sit idly by. I would definitely hire an attorney to help me recoup the money that I was rightfully owed, and I would personally take action to make sure that person did not hurt others in the future.

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