Drivers are expected to follow a variety of different traffic laws. Because of this, it may be easy for many people to take for granted certain laws, such as those related to speed limit. Unfortunately, failing to obey any traffic law can have serious consequences. In fact, two people were recently injured in a car accident in California in which authorities believe that speed was a factor.
The incident reportedly happened just after 5:30 p.m. on a day in early September. Police believe that a 26-year-old man was driving on Interstate 5 when his vehicle struck a temporary guardrail head-on. Reports claim that the accident occurred because the driver’s speed prevented him from negotiating the off-ramp.
The driver suffered injuries described as minor to his arms, legs and abdomen. His passenger, a female whose identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the accident, suffered major injuries. Both were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Police do not believe that weather conditions, drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.
Unfortunately, those who suffer injuries in a car accident often require significant medical treatment. This treatment can quickly become a financial burden. Additionally, many victims in California are also forced to miss work while they recover, resulting in lost wages. To help them cope with the financial losses associated with their injuries, some choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties deemed responsible. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these victims fully understand their options and take appropriate action.