MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT CAUSED BY DRUNK DRIVER KILLS ONE PERSON
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 1:03 am
According to the California Highway Patrol, a four-car crash in North Sacramento resulted in the death of one person. The multi-vehicle accident happened around 11:45 p.m. on August 3, 2020.
Two vehicles were traveling west on Elkhorn Boulevard, approaching the intersection of East Levee Road. A Toyota sedan was behind an Audi sedan. The driver of the Toyota sedan suddenly moved over into the eastbound lanes crashing head-on into a Dodge van.
After crashing head-on into the Dodge van, the Toyota sideswiped the Audi sedan and a Toyota pickup truck that had been traveling behind the Dodge van.
Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and treated all four drivers. The 50-year-old man driving the Dodge van died at the accident scene. The other drivers sustained minor injuries in the multi-vehicle accident.
The driver who caused the accident, 29-year-old Amardeep Singh, received treatment at Mercy San Juan Medical Center. After his release from the hospital, police booked Singh at the Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple criminal charges. Singh faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI related to the multi-vehicle accident.
Determining Fault for a Multi-Vehicle Accident Can Be Difficult
In the above multi-vehicle accident, it appears clear that the drunk driver caused the crash. He moved into the opposite lane, causing a head-on crash with another vehicle. However, with the full facts of the case, it is impossible to know whether any of the other drivers share liability for the cause of the accident.
In a multi-vehicle accident, all factors related to the cause of the accident must be identified. Parties who contributed to the cause of a multi-vehicle accident can be held liable for damages. In some cases, more than one driver may be liable for a multi-vehicle accident.
When multiple parties share liability for the cause of a crash, accident victims can sue each driver for damages. By naming all parties involved in the crash in a lawsuit, it increases the chance that a victim receives maximum compensation for a car accident claim.
What Compensation Can I Receive for a Car Accident Claim?
The amount of money you might receive for a car accident claim depends on the severity of your injuries, the total of your financial losses, and several other factors. A car accident can result in a variety of injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Chest injuries
- Seat belt and airbag injuries
An accident victim can receive reimbursement for the cost of medical treatment, personal care, loss of income, and other out-of-pocket costs. Additionally, the victim can also recover compensation for pain and suffering damages.
Pain and suffering damages are the noneconomic damages caused by a car crash. Those damages include physical pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, permanent impairments, scarring, and loss of enjoyment of life.
A Sacramento car accident lawyer investigates the multi-vehicle accident to gather evidence proving who caused the crash. The attorney calculates the value of damages and handles filing claims and negotiating settlements.
Contact a Sacramento Car Multi-Vehicle Accident Lawyer for Help
You do not have to handle a claim on your own. Instead of dealing with an aggressive claims adjuster trying to lower the value of your claim, you can have an experienced legal team fighting for your right to full compensation for your damages.
Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento multi-vehicle accident lawyers.