Multi-Vehicle Accident near Balboa Boulevard and Saticoy Street
Six people suffered injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon in Van Nuys.
It was just before 4:30 p.m. when the accident occurred near Balboa Boulevard and Saticoy Street.
Due to the impact, an involved pickup truck sustained a broken windshield and ended up against a wall.
There was also a van that acquired major front-end damage and a third vehicle that crashed into a wall.
A total of six people were injured as a result and one person had to be extricated from the truck.
Police shut down the area for a period of time following the wreck.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.