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Sacramento County Car Accident Claims Two Lives 


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CARMICHAEL, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016– Two people were killed and one person injured after a car accident in Carmichael the evening of October 13. According to The Sacramento Bee, the collision occurred at Garfield Avenue and Kiva Drive. A California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokesperson said a Lexus traveling at a high speed broadsided a Honda. The passenger of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver died afterward at a local hospital. The driver of the Lexus was also transported to a local hospital with injuries. 

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) 2013 rankings, there were 3,786 victims killed or injured due to car accidents in Sacramento County. 779 were speed related collisions.

Sacramento County Car Accident, Speed-Related Crash

Based on the officers’ initial investigation, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. However, the driver of the Lexus was speeding. Under California Vehicle Code Section 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”

Driver Negligence and Liability 

A person can be held liable for negligence where 1) there is a duty to act as a reasonable person would, 2) that person breaches his or her duty, 3) harm results, and 4) that person’s breach of duty causes the harm. Drivers owe a heightened duty to act reasonably due to the inherent danger of driving. Speeding can be a breach of this duty.

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer | California Personal Injury Lawyer

Speed is a critical factor in many car and motorcycle accidents. Traveling faster than the posted speed limit, or than would be reasonable under the conditions, can give rise to a negligence claim. If an accident results because of a driver’s speed, they are potentially at fault. Speed-related incidents should be investigated by a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Call Kershaw, Cook & Talley for a free case evaluation at 916-779-7000.

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The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

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Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


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“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

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