The incident occurred on September 11th, afternoon, according to the Chula Vista Police Department. At a red light, a distracted driver reportedly looked away. The driver then collided with the rear of a red Toyota near Melrose Avenue.
At least four more stopped vehicles were involved in the accident as a result of the impact. A 12-year-old boy with a compound wrist fracture was taken to the hospital by emergency crews. Three other people were also transported to nearby hospitals with unspecified injuries.
To allow for clearing actions, officials shut down westbound Orange Avenue for at least 90 minutes. The crash is still being investigated by Chula Vista officers.
Rear-End Accidents Are Caused by:
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Using phones or other electronic gadgets while driving causes distraction.
- While driving, leaving less or insufficient distance between two cars. It’s also known as leaving the necessary “space cushion” between two vehicles while driving.
- Attempting to jump the signal, even though the vehicle ahead of you is not in motion.
- Rain or snow are examples of natural weather conditions that might reduce vision or make it harder to control a car while driving.
Compensations Recoverable in a Rear-End collision Case in California
Any costs or losses that happened as a result of the accident can be included in the damages in a rear-end collision. This includes both economic and non-economic compensation. In the incident of a car accident, compensatory damages may include:
- Medical bills, Emergency room treatment, physical or occupational therapy
- Prescriptions, medical supplies
- Lost wages
- Earning capacity has been lost
- Loss of Consortium
- Scarring and disfigurement, as well as
- Suffering and pain Punitive damages may be claimed if the accident involved criminal conduct or irresponsible driving (such as a DUI that resulted in injury).
Rear End-Accident Lawyers:
If you or your family member have been a victim of a rear-end collision and have sustained damages, you must be able to prove that the accident was caused by the other driver’s negligence to receive compensation.
You can prove this with a copy of the police report, witnesses, and medical and other expense records. It is advisable to initiate a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver’s insurance company as soon as possible.
We at Khashan Law Firm can assist you from determining the cause of the accident to evaluating the losses and eventually filing a compensation claim.
For a free, confidential consultation, call (951) 461-2387. We have a lot of experience with rear-end collision cases and have won several cases involving them. We ensure that our clients are fully compensated for their current and future damages.