Law Office of Frederick J. Sette
Personal Injury Attorney
Serving The Greater Carmichael California Region
Free Consultation
NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN
CALL NOW!
Office: (916) 442-0000
Toll Free: (888) 516-6262



Instant Case Evaluator


Skip Navigation LinksHome > Practice Areas > Car Accidents > Sette Car Accident Injury Attorneys Alert to Rising Traffic Risks in Sacramento > Fatal Elk Grove Car Accident Kills 4


Fatal Elk Grove Car Accident Kills 4

Sacramento Wrongful Death lawyer

California news reports that an Elk Grove car accident has killed 4 people and caused serious personal injuries for several others. Three cars were involved in the head-on collision that occurred after the driver of a Ford Expedition crossed into the southbound lanes of I-5 and drove into oncoming traffic on the northbound side. The Ford Expedition collided with multiple cars, including a Honda Accord and a Toyota Rav4 that was pulling a trailer. Three people in the Expedition were killed and another person in the Honda died.

Seven additional people suffered serious injuries. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. If you or a loved one has been in a California car accident such as a head on collision, side-impact crash or roll-over accident, it’s important to seek the advice of a top Sacramento car accident lawyer right away. An experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney can begin an investigation into all of the factors that may have caused any one accident and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Here, several questions surround this significant accident. A California Highway Patrol looking into the crash notes: “There [were] no witnesses saying that there was reckless driving, there’s no indication of being drunk, there’s no obvious indication of equipment failure, so that is why our investigation team is coming out to take a look at it.”

In fact – issues such as reckless driving – like speeding or drunk driving or defective parts such as faulty breaks or bad tires are common reasons behind tragic car accidents. Other factors that lead to many of California’s deadliest crashes include distracted driving – statistics provide that nationally 18% of all serious personal injury crashes were due to distracted driving. While some of the most dangerous distracted driving behaviors may be texting and cell phone usage, distracted driving also includes any activity that takes your attention away from the task of driving such as eating and drinking, grooming, talking to other passengers and adjusting the radio settings.

Additionally, in certain instances negligent roadway design may lead to an accident. Negligent road way design includes the failure to provide adequate signage, poor roadway maintenance and design flaws such as too steep of an incline/decline or the absence of sufficiently wide shoulders. Where any of these factors cause or contribute to an automobile accident it may be possible to file a personal injury claim against the municipality or other governing body that designed the roadway.

In this instance, one CHP officer notes that the initial investigation suggests driver error but cautions that it could take several weeks to determine in any mechanical failure or other cause lead to this tragedy.

If you have been involved in a Sacramento car accident it’s important to contact a skilled Sacramento personal injury lawyer right away to begin an investigation on your behalf into all of the factors that may have caused or contributed to any one accident. Time is of the essence to preserve critical evidence necessary to prove your case.

For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a California car accident, contact the top Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for an immediate consultation.


IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN INJURED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT,
IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

CALL US TOLL- FREE AT (888) 516-6262
OR CLICK HERE FOR A FREE
CONFIDENTIAL CAR ACCIDENT CASE EVALUATION




Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer

This website is for general information only about personal injury attorneys and does not constitute a client/lawyer relationship. If you believe that you are entitled to personal injury compensation contact Frederick Sette. He is an experienced Sacramento personal injury and car accident attorney who is devoted to protecting victims of personal injury in Fairfield, Modesto, Sacramento, Stockton, Napa and surrounding California cities.

Sacramento Office:

1700 I Street, Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: (916) 442-0000
Fax: (916) 442-0001

Stockton Office:

4568 Feather River Dr, Ste C
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: (209) 464-7700
Fax: (209) 833-1700