A California man was recently detained and accused of causing a nine vehicle pileup on the 14 Freeway that resulted in injuries ranging from minor to critical. Some of the injured victims had to be airlifted to receive medical attention. The incident also resulted in travel delays on the freeway.

The man who caused the car accident is accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine. Authorities performed a field sobriety test. He sustained injuries that were described as minor, and he was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail after receiving medical attention. The man’s bond was set at $50,000.

Car accident

victims can pursue compensation for their injuries. The injuries that result from accidents can last indefinitely. They might have a psychological effect, and chronic pain could result from critical injuries. Individuals might lose their jobs due to the inability to perform them which could cause a financial burden and make it impossible to pay back medical bills. Negligent drivers who cause car accidents could be held liable in civil court for paying restitution to victims. They might be held accountable for their actions regardless of the outcome of their charges in a criminal court or whether their insurance company provided compensation to the victims.

A personal injury attorney

could be used as a resource for understanding these complex cases. Attorneys might outline the psychological and physical effects victims suffered as a result of their injuries. Loss of income could also be a part of the lawsuit. Some auto accident victims must undergo therapy sessions and experience extended healing times. Attorneys could address their legal issues on their behalf which in turn would allow them time to focus on their health. Personal injury cases have a statute of limitation, and legal representation might ensure that the paperwork is filed in a timely manner.
Source: Hollywood LAist, “,” Lauren Lloyd, June 18, 2013