We often have the tendency to think of driving as one of the implied rights we have as American citizens, with much of our national mythology built around the freedom of the road. How many movies have we seen featuring beautiful people escaping from it all as they speed through the Southwest with the top down as the sun sets and the wind rushes through their hair? We all surely have such an image that comes to mind. It’s true — there can be something magical and freeing in those kinds of moments. Unfortunately, this romanticization of the open road often ignores just how devastating a car accident, and how quickly the damage can mount.
Just days ago, multiple individuals were injured a four-car pile up in the early morning hours on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, in the area of the Berkeley Curve. Emergency response reports did not indicate any deaths, which is to be thankful for. However, four separate cars sustained serious damage and had to be towed away, and an undetermined number of drivers and passengers suffered serious injuries.
The implications of such a complex accident could play out for months and years to come. Not only may the legal process stretch out for determining fault and seeking fair remedies for the injuries and losses that were suffered, but the injuries themselves may never fully heal. Even for those who are able to make a full recovery, it will not be an overnight affair.
If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, you deserve to have an advocate who will fight to see that you receive fair compensation for your losses and injuries. This is a process that may be lengthy, and requires experience to see through to the best possible conclusion, ensuring that your rights remain protected throughout the process.
Source: CBS Local, “Major Injuries Reported In 4-Car Crash On I-80 At Berkeley Curve,” Nov. 20, 2016