Single-vehicle accidents with multiple injured parties generally don’t require legal action to work out liabilities and compensation for medical expenses and other items. However, this is not always the case, and car accidents of any type can result in problems with insurance company claim procedures. Incidents like the recent crash on Glendora Mountain Road involve personal injury that can result in large expenses and other needs.
The accident occurred around 12:30 in the morning on Dec. 6. Reportedly, a green Nissan Sentra fell 200 feet over the side of the road, and the four people in the car were injured. One of the individuals was able to climb from the car and up to the road to call for help. The individual was unable to provide an exact location to dispatchers. First responders directed the person to call from a 911 line, which allowed rescuers to locate the accident scene.
According to rescue workers, a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were ejected from the car and suffered from head injuries. Their conditions were serious, and they were airlifted to a nearby hospital. Since that time, their conditions have improved to moderate. The 19-year-old male driver and another 19-year-old man suffered only minor injuries, which were treated at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital. According to California Highway Patrol, the accident is still under investigation.
In any accident that involves serious injury, hospital bills and other medical expenses can mount quickly. Victims may be unable to work for a time and may suffer other losses. Even reputable insurance companies can undervalue the cost associated with an accident. Individuals should understand their needs and rights and how to push for fair compensation under an insurance policy.
Source: Glendora Patch, “Four Injured After Car Plunges Off Glendora Mtn. Road,” Aaron Castrejon, Dec. 6, 2012