Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 1:02 am    

According to The Sacramento Bee, a multi-vehicle car crash in Elk Grove claimed the life of one man and injured several others. The collision happened on Friday afternoon about 5:15 p.m. near the intersection of Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Oaks Drive.

Eyewitnesses reported a speeding SUV rear-ended a Toyota Prius stopped in rush hour traffic. The Prius driver was killed in the collision. The collision began a chain reaction that involved five other vehicles. Two other people were injured in the multi-vehicle car crash.

Proving Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Car Crash

To receive compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, you must prove that the other driver is at fault. In most collisions, it is clear which driver was at fault for the accident. In the above multi-vehicle car crash, it appears from reports that the speeding driver who began the chair reaction is at fault for the car crash. However, it is not always easy to determine fault in a multi-vehicle car crash. When multiple vehicles are involved in a collision, several of the drivers may have contributed to the collision.

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California’s Comparative Negligence Standard

With California’s pure comparative negligence standard, a driver may still recover damages even if the driver is partially at fault for the collision. In other words, if you are 20% at fault for the multi-vehicle car crash, you can still receive compensation for 80% of your damages. In a two-vehicle car accident, the math is simple. If your damages are $100,000, you would receive $80,000 in compensation ($100,000 less 20 percent). A multi-vehicle car crash complicates this simple math.

Several drivers may be partially to blame for the collision. Sorting out who did what and assigning percentages of fault can be a complex undertaking. It is crucial  you are not held liable for a higher percentage of fault than is actually the case. Your settlement is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. This is why you need an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney to represent you in your accident claim.

Your attorney must conduct an independent, comprehensive, thorough accident investigation to determine who contributed to the accident. This may involve hiring experts to reconstruct the multi-vehicle car crash to calculate each driver’s percentage of fault. Our Sacrament personal injury attorneys have extensive experience representing car accident victims. We have a network of experts who we use to build a strong case proving the other driver or drivers were at fault for the collision. We maximize the amount of compensation you receive for your losses, damages, and injuries by limiting your liability for the collision.

Contact an Experienced Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

You need an experienced attorney on your side to protect your right to receive compensation for your injuries. To learn more about California auto accident claims, call the expert personal injury attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000. You may also chat with a representative on our website to schedule a free case evaluation.

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