Two people killed and 1 person critically injured in a Santa Cruz County car crash. The collision happened on Sunday night on Corralitos Road outside of Watsonville.
According to the California Highway Dispatch, the occupants of one car are dead and the other is in hospital. The two deceased victims were Hispanic men in their mid-20s to 30s.
The other victim, a woman in the early 30’s, was driving the other car and has got severely injured in the accident. She is said to be in a critical condition.
CHP believes the accident to be a case of reckless driving. The cause of the accident is still being investigated. The identity of the victims is still unknown and the police are interviewing the witnesses to gather more information on the collision.
Car Accidents in California
Car accidents are the most common cause of personal injuries in the country. Each year around 2 million people get injured in car collisions or crashes. California alone witnesses more than 200,000 car crash injury cases every year.
Victims of car accident cases suffer losses of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, lost income and car repair bills.
The at-fault driver responsible for causing the accident is liable to compensate the other driver and/or passengers for the injuries or losses suffered. California is a fault state that means the person responsible for the car accident is also held responsible for the resulting losses and damages.
The fault is determined by finding out which driver was negligent, whereby causing the accident. In cases when both drivers are proved to be at fault, the injured victim can claim damages from the other driver.
Negligence is not the only reason for car accidents in California. Several other factors like defective or malfunctioning car parts, unsafe and uneven roads, construction work on the road or highway etc.
Can also cause car accidents. In such cases, the vehicle or parts manufacturers or government agencies can be held at fault for the crash.
Are you eligible to claim?
After a car crash, the victim or the family members are often unsure about whether they are eligible to claim compensation. To be eligible to claim compensation in California, the accident needs to meet two criteria:
- The other driver or third party was negligent and was at least partially responsible for causing the accident.
- The accident resulted in severe or fatal injuries.
Professional, experienced car accident lawyers can help you determine whether you are eligible to claim compensation for your losses.
They will answer your queries and make you understand what is meant by negligence and what do you mean by severe injury. The lawyer will study the case and determine whether the accident meets both the required criteria and then start working on creating a strong case for you.
The California Personal Injury Lawyers at Khashan Law is dedicated to helping the injured victims and the families of the deceased through difficult times. We will fight diligently for your rights, ensuring you receive the monetary compensation entitled under the law.
The compensation may include the cost of loss of wages, medical expenses, damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages for reckless behavior.
If you or your family member has been injured in a car accident, or if you have lost your loved one in a car accident, get in touch with us for a free and confidential consultation today. Contact us at (951) 461-2387.