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Natomas Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Natomas Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Natomas is a neighborhood generally defined as south of the Sacramento County line, north of the Garden Highway and the American River, west of the Natomas East Main Drain, and east of the Sacramento River. You can read more about Natomas on Wikipedia.

Natomas experienced tremendous growth in the 1990s and 2000s. It is home to Sleep Train Arena and Sacramento International Airport. Natomas has a population of about 123,906 and is a mix of white and blue-collar residents.

Types of Serious Auto Accidents in Natomas

Here are some examples of serious motor vehicle accidents that have occurred in Natomas, in recent years.

Single Vehicle Crash Kills 12-year-old Boy 

A 12-year-old boy was killed in a single-vehicle Natomas car crash on Mar 7, 2015, when the car hit a pole. Under certain circumstances, a driver in a single-car accident might be liable to the passenger of the vehicle or their estate for injuries sustained in an accident.

Failure to Yield or Stop at Red Light Causes Fatality 

On May 8, 2011, a  man driving a BMW struck the right rear corner of an Oldsmobile being driven by a 74-year-old woman. The accident occurred at the intersection of Truxel Road and Arena Blvd. in Natomas as the woman turned left onto Arena Boulevard. The impact killed the 74-year-old woman instantly. Police believed that there may have been a red light violation and possibly other factors contributing to the collision.

Speed as a Contributing Factor in Intersection Collision 

On Feb 16, 2015, a white car traveling at a high rate of speed ran a red light and crashed into a pick-up truck early morning around 6:10 am at North Market Blvd. and National Drive. The violent crash closed both lanes of traffic. The driver of the truck had to be extricated by the Fire Department. Both drivers were sent to the hospital and were expected to survive.  Witnesses said the white car may have been speeding but the driver stated there might have been a mechanical problem or brake failure.

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash in Natomas on I-5

At around 1:30 a.m., a man driving the wrong way southbound in the northbound lane of Interstate 5 swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a black car head-on, killing a 23-year-old driver instantly. - KCRA

Natomas Car Accident FAQ

If I rear-ended someone, is it my fault?

In most rear-ended accidents, the rear driver is at fault, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes the lead driver can also be found liable. The lead driver may be at fault if he or she was negligent or driving recklessly such as drunk driving, reversing into a car, driving with broken brake lights, road rage, or intentionally trying to get hit. The driver who is at fault for causing the accident may be held liable for damages in a personal injury claim.


Who's at fault in a 3-car accident?

In a 3-way car accident, the motorist who caused the accident is mostly at fault but if the other two drivers also contributed to the accident, then they are also liable. It can be a challenge to determine who was negligent in a multiple-car accident, and just as difficult to collect a fair settlement for any injuries you have suffered. The best way to determine fault is to reach out to an experienced car accident lawyer who can argue on your behalf. Based on evidence gathered by your lawyer, the insurance company can determine fault and award compensation for your injuries.


What happens if I was at fault for the car accident?

California is a fault state. If you were at fault in a car accident, your insurance company is responsible for damages of those injured in the accident. The other driver will be able to pursue a personal injury claim against your insurance company for compensation. In most cases, your insurance will settle with the injured party and you won't need to go to trial. However, if the damages exceed your policy limits, the injured driver may take you to court and you may be liable for the additional costs. This only happens in serious accidents that resulted in severe injuries or death. In this case, it's best to consult with a car accident lawyer for help.


Helpful and Informative Websites for Natomas

Traffic Updates

http://www.navbug.com/california/sacramento_traffic.htm

Natomas News

http://www.natomasbuzz.com

Nearest Police Station:
Natomas Police Resource Center
2701 Del Paso Rd
Sacramento, CA 95835
Phone number (916) 419-6431
http://on.fb.me/1CI2CsU

California Highway Patrol
601 N 7th St
Sacramento, CA
(800) 835-5247
http://www.chp.ca.gov

Natomas Chiropractor
Dr. Alexsander Chung
(916) 285-9387
Highly Rated on Yelp

Rental Car Locations:

ACE Rent A Car
731N Market Blvd Unit W
Sacramento, CA 95834
(888) 488-4223
Highly Rated on Yelp

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
4107 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA
(916) 927-8900
enterprise.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
6340 Mcnair Cir
Sacramento International Airport (SMF),
Sacramento, CA
(916) 922-1700

Natomas Car Accident Lawyer

I'm Ed Smith, a Natomas Personal Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please call me at 916.921.6400 or 800.404.5400 for compassionate, free, and friendly advice. 

Our client reviews are on AvvoYelp, Google.

You can also find me listed on the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a lawyer who has won cases for $1 million dollars or more. 

I am also a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Visit our settlements and verdicts page to see the results we've achieved for our clients.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 3.24.20]

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