Traffic in Washington’s metropolitan areas can be terrible. A single accident or area of road construction can cripple the daily commute of drivers who simply want to get to or home from work. Recently, a five-vehicle accident caused major problems for drivers in the area of Seattle’s Aurora Bridge.
At around 5:30 in the evening during the nightly commute a major accident happened on the bridge. As a result, all lanes of the bridge were closed and three people suffered injuries. All of the victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive their ordeal.
Working through the facts of a car accident case can be difficult. When, as in this case, multiple vehicles are involved, it can be even more difficult to find the true cause of a crash. While investigators can provide individuals with information about how they were involved in collisions, it is up to individuals to protect their own rights by pursuing their damages through personal injury lawsuits. Doing so with the help of a personal injury attorney can be beneficial to those who have suffered significant losses.
For example, the parties who suffered losses in this multi-vehicle crash may incur a number of costs as a result. Those who are hospitalized may have extensive medical bills and property damages from repairs needed to their cars. They may not be able to work immediately after their involvement in the crash and may lose wages and pay from taking time off to recover. These are only some of the damages car accident victims suffer when others cause them serious harm.