At least one person was taken a trauma center after a collision on Interstate 805 in Mission Valley, according to recent reports. A vehicle fire resulted from the crash, but the injuries to the victim were described as “non-life-threatening.”
The collision occurred north of Adams Avenue. Witnesses described one of the vehicles as having gas spurting out of it while disabled in the middle freeway lane. Right lanes were blocked while authorities investigated. No one has been charged with the accident at this point.
San Diego is one of the areas in California with very high accident rates due to crowded highway conditions and the large number of high-speed freeways in the city. According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, 206 people died and 12,863 were injured in traffic accidents in 2012 in San Diego. This represents 13 percent of the total fatalities and nine percent of all injuries for the state during the year.
San Diego also reported 82 accident fatalities and 1,626 injuries involving alcohol use while driving for 2012, along with 56 pedestrian fatalities and 998 injuries; 11 bicycle deaths and 939 injuries; and 52 motorcycle deaths and 1265 injuries for the same time period.
If you have been the victim of a vehicle accident in San Diego, whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcyclist, you have options regarding how to handle your case. You can choose to negotiate with insurance companies and take your chances that they are honest with you about the value of your case, or you can choose to hire a personal injury attorney who will represent your interests.
The benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney like Dan Gilleon of San Diego is that you have someone on your side who understands the law and has years of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits. Too often, victims are taken advantage of by insurers and others who know that these victims only want to settle their cases quickly and do not understand all of the types of compensation to which they may be entitled. A personal injury attorney like Dan Gilleon will stand up for the rights of victims and ensure that they are not taken advantage of by these insurers and others who would deny them compensation.
Call today for a free consultation with Dan Gilleon about your accident case.