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emergency response team at the site of a car crash

Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

Sacramento County, CA – A head-on collision between two SUVs claimed two lives in the early hours of Saturday morning, May 11, 2024, as reported by ABC10.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the devastating crash occurred around 12:15 AM along Highway 160 at Sherman Island Road. For reasons yet to be determined, a man driving a gray Nissan SUV veered into the northbound lane of Highway 160, resulting in a collision with a silver Lexus SUV.

Both the driver of the Nissan and a female passenger succumbed to their injuries and lost their lives in the collision. The driver of the Lexus sustained major injuries and was rushed to an East Bay hospital for medical treatment. Additionally, a three-month-old child and a five-year-old were transported to a Bay Area hospital with injuries of unknown severity.

Authorities have indicated that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash, although further investigations are ongoing to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the tragic event.

Wrongful Death Claims

While no amount of money can bring back those who lose their lives in a vehicular fatality, the emotional burden of their loss is often accompanied by a financial burden that falls on their surviving family members.

The liability insurance that drivers carry is not just meant to cover accidental harm caused to those outside of the vehicle. A driver is responsible for the safety of those in their vehicle as well. While making a wrongful death or personal injury claim against someone who knew the victim personally may prove emotionally challenging, the financial burdens following a vehicular accident can be hefty.

A personal injury attorney can help grieving families seek proper compensation for their loss by navigating these tricky issues, as well as negotiating on the victim’s behalf with insurance companies, who routinely work to minimize the payout of any claim they cannot deny.

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