Alpine, CA – At Least One Injury After Crash With Military Truck
Alpine, CA (November 18, 2018) – A multi-vehicle collision took place Thursday evening just before 5:30 on the Interstate 8 Freeway that lead to the injury of a single person.
A report of a preliminary investigation states that a military vehicle that was being moved actually fell off of the transport truck on which it was riding. This happened near the exit for Dunbar Lane. Several other vehicles also got caught up in the collision. Police officers and emergency medical crews arrived promptly on the scene. Medical treatment for minor injuries was needed by at least one of the people involved in the accident.
No further information is available at this time. Police have said that the investigation will remain open for now as they continue to sort out exactly how this accident happened.
Injury Accidents in California
When someone is injured in a car accident, figuring out which of the drivers was at fault is often the most difficult but also the most important part of the process for investigators. California is what is known as a comparative negligence state when it comes to traffic accidents. It is a legal defense that is used by many states to effectively divide up the blame when it comes to car accidents. The law of comparative negligence reduces the amount you are able to recover for damages by the percentage of the fault that has been attributed to them.
For example, if a driver #1 causes an accident by smashing into vehicle #2 when vehicle #1 was trying to make a lefthand turn across traffic then they either ran a light or did not yield the right of way. Let’s also say that car #2, coming from the opposite direction, did not have his lights on and it was grey and rainy outside. An insurance adjuster may determine that car #1 is 75% at fault for the accident and car #2 is only 25% at fault for the accident. If car #2 then attempted to collect $100,000 in damages from car #1 and won their case, they would only be able to collect $750,000 because the other 25% of the fault was their own.
If you have been injured in an accident, regardless of the percentage of fault that has been assigned to you, it is always a smart move to retain legal counsel. The insurance companies are looking to minimize their payouts, not looking out for your best interests. If you would like an attorney who is going to make sure that your rights are protected then reach out to Brady Law Group as soon as you possibly can. We stand by our clients at what is often one of the lowest points of their lives. We will make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the maximum financial compensation that you are entitled to under the law. For a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys, please give us a call at (866) 211-2562 today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.