Orange County Crash Leaves 5 Injured
Nine vehicles were involved in a traffic accident on Saturday afternoon in Mission Viejo.
The crash occurred around noon at the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Jeronimo Road.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
Five people sustained injuries as a result and one of them was left in critical condition.
Authorities issued a road closure for a period of time as crews worked at the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Multi-vehicle collisions are typically more common in busy intersections or highways. Speeding, weather, distractions, and drowsy or intoxicated driving are main reasons negligent drivers cause these types of wrecks.
When it comes to filing a claim with this type of collision, it gets difficult. This is because multiple vehicles are involved so determining liability can take much longer. Multi-vehicle collision claims are more complex due to numerous victims, multiple negligent drivers, cross-claims and insufficient insurance.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.