California has some of the most aggressive drivers in the country, according to a 2019 study. With so many drivers on the roads, this combination can lead to a heightened risk of motor vehicle accidents. This includes fatal and near-fatal accidents, like the one that occurred recently on the 101 Freeway in the Sherman Oaks area.
Details of the accident
The multi-vehicle motor vehicle accident critically injured the woman on Monday, July 6th, 2020. The woman was trapped in her vehicle until she was freed by the Los Angeles Fire Department. She was then taken to a local hospital in critical condition. According to the LAFD and the California Highway Patrol, this multi-vehicle collision involved at least one truck, and another person from another vehicle was also taken to the hospital. The accident is still under investigation, and there are no reports on what caused the accident.
While the details of this accident are unclear, at least one of the drivers is likely at fault as it appears there were no environmental factors at play. If the investigation bears this out, then the at-fault driver may be responsible for all the damages and injuries incurred by every driver and passenger, including the woman critically injured and trapped in her car.
What to do after an accident
Each victim involved in a car accident can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover. This is even more important when catastrophic injuries or death resulted. While a fender bender can cause some headaches, more serious accidents can affect victims and their loved ones for life.
Motor vehicle accidents can change the lives of all those affected, including the burden on the victim’s family and the staggering emotional and financial costs. This is why contacting a professional immediately is so important. California law is on the side of victims, but, they must often navigate an opaque legal system to get the justice they deserve.