We know that when you hit the road each day, the last thing on your mind is that you or a loved one may get injured in a car crash. However, we know that is a possibility, especially because we cannot predict the actions of other drivers around us. There may be a time when you need an Oxnard car accident attorney.
At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, our qualified and experienced Oxnard car accident attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses. Today, we want to discuss a recent crash that left one woman dead and others injured.
What Happened Here?
On April 20, at around 6:30 a.m. an Oxnard woman was killed in a vehicle crash in Carpinteria. The collision happened when a white Nissan panel van that was traveling westbound crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a Toyota Sienna.
A passenger in the Nissan, Martha Ramos Quintana, was killed. Five passengers, the drivers of both vehicles and three passengers in the Toyota were taken to the hospital with injuries.
This crash is still under investigation, but police say that they do not suspect alcohol or drugs to be involved.
We know that this state has plenty of vehicle crashes. For the latest reporting year, there were around 278,000 total vehicle crash injuries and over 3,000 fatalities.
While we understand that most crash injuries are minor, please know that even minor injuries can lead to major medical bills. Now consider the following injuries that are common in the aftermath of a crash:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These injuries can lead to enormous medical expenses as well as other hidden accident costs:
- Lost wages if the victim cannot work while they are recovering
- Loss of enjoyment of life if they are disabled
- Any necessary home or vehicle accommodations
- Emotional or psychological damages
We know that many vehicle crashes occur due to the gross negligence of other drivers. This can include those who:
- Operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Choose to drive while using their phones or other devices
- Speed or drive aggressively
There are often many cases in which a person is injured in a crash with a commercial vehicle and may be entitled to more compensation than they have been offered.
What Happens Now
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, you can count on a qualified and experienced team to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve. This includes:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages