Three People Sustained Injuries in Kings County Hit-and-Run Multi-Vehicle Accident on the I-5
Kings County, CA (June 16, 2022) – A Kings County hit-and-run multi-vehicle accident on the I-5 north of Highway 41 near Kettleman City left three people with injuries, including two with significant injuries. According to ABC 30, the accident happened at around 11:10 pm on Tuesday.
A hit-and-run multi-vehicle accident in Kings County left two with severe injuries and one with minor injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), an Audi went south on the I-5. Then, it turned and collided with a big rig trailer going the same way.
The Audi’s driver then lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn and land on its roof. Meanwhile, the big rig fell into an embankment and stopped in a ravine.
According to a crash witness, the Audi driver then exited the vehicle and looked at the big rig in the ravine. Then, the driver got hit by a box truck. The box truck didn’t stop to provide any assistance, making its driver at large for hit-and-run.
The big rig’s driver and the car’s driver sustained serious injuries from the accident. Responders then arrived at the scene and flew them out to a hospital for medical care. They also transported a passenger of the big rig to a hospital for minor injuries.
Right now, authorities are investigating the crash. They haven’t released further information about the accident.
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More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, the victim can file a lawsuit against you for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Losses can also include medical costs, lost wages, and more. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. Hit-and-run accident penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you are able to locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Claims in Kings County
In this case, the Kings County hit-and-run multi-vehicle accident’s victims can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Burn Injury
- Wrongful Death
It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, hit-and-run accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including hit-and-run accident settlements in California and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victims and their family members.
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