A Tailgating Incident Leads To Serious Injuries

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Drivers in and around Ventura face crowded roadways every day. There are many risks on the roadways, but the truth is that most driving accidents are avoidable. Each day, the Ventura County car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman see vehicle accidents caused by the careless or negligent actions drivers. When this happens, we are here to help victims secure the compensation they deserve. Call us today if you or a loved one had been harmed in a car accident and need assistance.

What happened in this crash?

Towards the end of last month, a motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash with a passenger vehicle. According to the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle was tailgating a motorcycle and flashing their high beams prior to the crash. This incident occurred on State Route 33 in Ventura.

While we do not have many details regarding this incident, we know that this sounds like road rage was involved. Road rage is deadly and often leads to serious injuries or fatalities on California roadways.

According to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), we know that more than 273,000 people were injured and nearly 4,000 people lost their lives during the latest reporting year in the state. Many of these fatalities and injuries are preventable and occur due to driver errors, carelessness, and negligence. The OTS also says that there were 15,328 injuries and 504 fatalities due to motorcycle crashes during that same year.

Some of the main causes of crashes in this state include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving (like tailgating and road rage)
  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to follow traffic laws

Injuries that car accident victims sustain can result in tremendous medical bills. Consider the following common crash injuries that our Ventura car accident attorneys help clients with:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

These injuries require extensive medical care, which can lead to tremendous medical bills. Victims also incur other hidden expenses, such as lost income, home and vehicle modifications, medical device expenses, as well as psychological and emotional trauma. It is vital that victims are able to secure compensation when another driver causes a crash.

Let us help you through this

If you or somebody you care about has been injured car accident caused by another driver’s careless or negligent behavior, contact an attorney immediately. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, we are ready to conduct an investigation into your incident in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills related to the crash
  • Compensation for lost income if you are unable to work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

When you need a Ventura car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 805-983-2344.

The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman has a focus on personal injury cases in other parts of California.

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