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Judith Proesl Injured in Highway 14 Car Crash in Mojave

Mojave Car Accident on Highway 14 near Highway 58

Mojave, California (March 15, 2020) – Judith Proesl, and another person were injured when they were involved in a car accident that happened Saturday night in Mojave.

According to the California Highway Patrol, two vehicles collided at about 10:20 p.m. on Highway 14 near Highway 58.

CHP said the crash involved a gray 2014 Hyundai Sonata and another car of unknown make and built. It was not clear how the two vehicles collided and what led to the crash.

Authorities said Proesl sustained major injuries in the crash. A second victim suffered fractured ribs and also lost consciousness. Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victims to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment. A third victim was also hospitalized as a precaution.

As per the report, authorities contacted the Kern County Animal Control to take four dogs involved in the crash to safekeeping. The report did not mention if the dogs were injured.

Tow trucks were needed to remove the vehicles from the scene. One was blocking a lane, and the other was in the center divider.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as 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.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. 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.
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