Oakland, CA (February 23, 2023) – The Oakland Police Department and firefighters were dispatched to provide assistance at the scene of an accident that occurred in the Coliseum Industrial neighborhood and ended in injuries.
At around 8:20 a.m. on February 21, calls for assistance were received regarding a vehicle collision on Interstate 880.
Preliminary reports show that an unknown number of vehicles collided on the southbound side of the interstate. The incident prompted officials to close off a portion of the interstate’s southbound lanes near Hegenberger Road.
Emergency officials confirmed that injuries were reported in this accident. Paramedics provided treatment to the injured victims and transported them to local hospitals.
The accident currently remains under investigation.
Car Accidents in California
A car crash can have a devastating effect on everyone involved. Vehicle accidents are a major problem in the Golden State, sending thousands of residents to the hospital every month. Accident victims frequently sustain life-threatening injuries. Some injuries that are commonly reported include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries (such as a concussion or TBI)
- Neck and soft tissue injuries
- Internal organ injuries (Spleen ruptures, lung punctures, etc.)
- Spinal cord injuries (either complete or incomplete)
After being affected by a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the person who is responsible. In order to prevail, you must be able to prove negligence was the cause of the crash. This includes proving the following elements existed:
- The driver had an obligation to take reasonable care while driving.
- The driver of the vehicle failed in their duty of care.
- The accident occurred because of a breach of duty.
- Your losses are a direct result of the accident.
Although you are not required to do so, hiring an Oakland car accident lawyer to assist you in the aftermath of your accident can help to ensure you are able to secure the maximum compensation for the losses and damages that you face. Taking timely legal action will provide you with the strongest evidence, the ability to reach out to witnesses, and various other pieces of evidence that can help bolster your claim against the defendant.
At Wilshire Law Firm, we understand how difficult and confusing it can be to pursue a personal injury claim. Our fearless legal advocates are here to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We prioritize superior client service, communication, and results-driven advocacy each step of the way when working on your case. If you have suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence or recklessness in California, reach out for help by calling us today at 800-358-1884. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case whenever it is convenient for you. We can provide guidance and help you understand your rights as a victim. Call our team now to get started.