1 Injured in Redwood City Car Crash at Hurlingame and San Mateo Avenues
Redwood City, California (May 23, 2020) – One person was severely hurt in a two-car accident that happened Friday night at an intersection in Redwood City, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP said the crash occurred at about 8:32 p.m. at Hurlingame Avenue and San Mateo Avenue.
A white Chevrolet Silverado collided with a blue Nissan for unknown reasons.
Firefighters and San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and blocked the roadway to allow a rescue operation and an investigation.
A female occupant of one of the vehicles was on the ground with a severe head injury. An ambulance responded to the scene to transport the victim to the hospital.
Both vehicles were towed away with crash damage.
CHP is investigating the collision.
When a car accident occurs, the responsible party will be required by law to compensate the victims for medical expenses, lost earnings, and future loss of earnings or medical care. In serious accidents, the responsible driver may be held accountable for paying non-economic damages, including emotional trauma, pain, and suffering.
Mark Shayani, the Managing Attorney at Pacific Attorney Group, says determining where liability lies is not direct and straightforward due to varying factors being involved and the fact that most people will want to avoid responsibility even when they were at fault. Additionally, the insurance companies that cover the car that will be found at fault will want to reduce the amounts to be offered as compensation to the lowest levels possible.
“It is of the utmost importance that you do not give any statements or admit fault if approached by the other driver’s insurance company. Anything you say could be used against you at a later date when the liability of the collision is determined.” Shayani said.
Mr. Shayani advises victims of car accidents or their family members to seek legal help from a seasoned attorney who can conduct an independent investigation and fight for their rights.
Contact Pacific Attorney Group at Click to call : 866-803-6502 and talk to a car accident attorney for advice.