Lake Forest, CA (July 27, 2022) – A car accident in Lake Forest left one person with injuries on the afternoon of July 12. At approximately 12:34 p.m, responders were sent to the scene of a wreck on I-5. 

Reports show that the accident occurred on Interstate 5 near Lake Forest Drive. The California Highway Patrol stated that a minivan was stopped in a carpool lane when it was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The impact of the crash caused at least one person to become injured. Currently, the nature of the victim’s injuries has not been reported. 

At least three freeway lanes were closed as a result of the accident. Traffic in the area was backed up for at least six miles. 

At this time, nothing further has been reported concerning the incident or its circumstances. 

Our thoughts are with those involved. 

California Car Crashes

 Lake Forest, CA - One Injured in Traffic Crash on I-5 near Lake Forest Dr Lake Forest, CA - One Injured in Traffic Crash on I-5 near Lake Forest Dr In California, the leading cause of accidental fatalities and severe injuries is currently car accidents.  There are over 400,000 traffic accidents reported in California every year. These wrecks cause more than 150,000 people to become injured yearly. In 2018, the fatal crash rate in the Golden State fell about 8% from the previous year. Also in 2018, the fatality rate related to auto wrecks dropped from 3,884 to 3,563. Altogether, the fatality rate related to vehicle collisions in California is approximately 9 deaths per 100,000 residents. 

Unfortunately, getting hurt in a car accident can result in a lot of difficult consequences. One of these is expensive medical bills. This can be stressful for you and your bank account. However, was the crash you were injured in your fault? Or was it the fault of another person? If you believe another person’s actions caused your collision, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation to help you pay for the expenses related to your wreck. The best way to see if you qualify is to contact a personal injury lawyer. 

The Long Beach personal injury lawyers at Beckerman Anderson will help you determine who/what caused your collision. If you find that it wasn’t your fault, an attorney will build a personal injury claim on your behalf. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries and the weight of the impact they’ve had on your life, you can collect compensation for a wide array of damages you may have endured. Compensation can help you pay for medical bills, repairs to your vehicle, or even an entire vehicle replacement, if necessary.  If you missed a lot of work because you were stuck recovering in the hospital, compensation can cover the cost of lost wages, and even future earning capacity. 

Being involved in a car wreck is painful and scary. Going through something of this magnitude can weigh heavily on your mind. If you feel like you might need someone to talk to about your experience and the impact it had on your life, a lawyer can help you find and pay for emotional support/therapy. It is extremely common for injured crash victims to suffer from anxiety, depression, and even PTSD after they have been seriously injured in an accident.

The important thing to know in the aftermath of your wreck is that you have options to help you recover, even if you believe you were partially at fault. Our law firm has been working for decades to help injured crash victims recover. Our goal is to get you the money you need to pay for the damages you face. Contact our office at 949-409-4299 in order to speak with an experienced lawyer regarding your case.

Note: These posts have been generated through the use of outside and secondary sources for Beckerman Anderson.  These sources include news stories, police reports, and first-hand accounts of accidents and the injuries involved. As a result, we have not been able to independently verify all of the details surrounding each accident that we post about. If you see any information that is not factual or is incorrect, please notify us immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected with the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.