Leonel L Martinez Hospitalized after Deadly Amador County Car Accident on Highway 16 near Welsh Pond Road
Amador County, California (March 31, 2020) – Three people were injured in a fatal car crash on Sunday evening in Plymouth, Amador County, according to police.
The crash happened at about 7:55 p.m. on March 29, Highway 16, near Welsh Pond Road.
The police said a 2013 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Leonel Martinez, collided head-on with a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by a female on the roadway. The reasons that led to the crash were yet to be established.
A female and a boy, who were in Martinez's car, were pronounced dead at the scene. Martinez and two other passengers in the Volkswagen were flown to trauma centers with major injuries as a result of the crash.
It was not clear if alcohol played a role in the crash.
Highway 16 was closed for an unspecified period due to the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.