For many people, traveling by passenger vehicle is a way of life. Most of us leave home every day and drive to work, or run errands or execute any number of other tasks while driving a passenger vehicle. When people leave, they usually expect that they will return unharmed. No one expects to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Every year 2.5 million people are injured by the actions of a careless or negligent driver.
On June 18 shortly after before 1:00 in the afternoon authorities responded to reports of a three-car accident on Airport Road in California. When they arrived to the scene of the accident, there were still three vehicles in the roadway.
According to accident reports resulting from an investigation, a Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound when it struck another vehicle that was in the turn lane, waiting for the right of way to make their turn. The impact of the Dodge hitting the other vehicle forced it out into oncoming traffic and it collided with another vehicle.
Three people were injured as a result of the accident and they were transported to a nearby hospital. The severity or nature of their injuries is not known at this time.
When an individual is injured in a car accident and must be sent to the hospital as these three individuals were, it is likely that they will incur medical expenses which, even when the injuries are minor, can accrue and become unmanageable quite quickly. However, one of the parties involved in this accident may hold liability to the other injured parties and therefore may have to compensate them financially.
When a negligent driver causes a car accident, the other injured party can sue them for damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The damages that an injured party can recover may include medical expenses, lost wages, potentially pain and suffering and any other financial liabilities that arose as a result of the accident.
Source: South Maryland News Net, “3 Car Accident in California,” June 18, 2013