Update | Truck Accident Fatality on State Route 132 in Stanislaus County

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April 17, 2023
Edward Smith

Big Rig Crash on SR-132 and Gate Road

The California Highway Patrol reported a fatality following a big rig crash on SR-132 and Gate Road near Twin Rivers in Stanislaus County. The incident occurred on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Highway 132, just west of Gate Rd.

Details on the Big Rig Crash on SR-132 and Gate Road

A preliminary release revealed that a tractor-trailer and a Nissan pickup truck were involved in a crash. Severe property damage was reported in the big rig crash. The driver and passenger in the semi-truck sustained injuries described as minor. A juvenile passenger in the tractor-trailer was uninjured in the collision, officials said.

Sadly, the Nissan driver was declared deceased at the accident site. Officials identified the decedent as 28-year-old San Jose resident Gilberto Llamas-Gutierrez. Additional details on the big rig crash on SR-132 and Gate Road in Stanislaus County was unavailable. An investigation into the collision is ongoing by CHP traffic officers.

Things to Know About Claims for Big Rig Crashes

The forces involved in a tractor-trailer collision may potentially cause serious injury or even death to those involved. When a commercial truck accident is the result of negligence, eligible injured parties and families of lost loved ones may seek reimbursement for the damages incurred through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. These are generally brought against insurance companies representing liable parties and entities. It is essential to note that if a settlement is not accepted within the two-year statute of limitations, the case must be filed before the deadline expires to protect the statute.

Do not accept a quick settlement offer from the insurance company representing the at-fault party. An initial settlement offer may be far less than what is needed to cover economic and non-economic damages from the big rig crash. It is impossible to know the true extent of your losses and the full value of your case without an in-depth evaluation of the matter. This is where a skilled injury attorney comes in. A skilled lawyer can go over the facts and circumstances of the case and determine what full compensation should be in your claim.

At our law firm, our California truck accident lawyers understand that claims against trucking companies are often more challenging than those involving other passenger vehicles. That is because these cases often involve more severe injuries due to the size, weight, and momentum of big rigs, more at-fault parties, additional evidence necessary to establish negligence, and complex commercial insurance policies. Therefore, it is recommended that injured parties and families of deceased loved ones retain legal counsel immediately. Learn how we can help by watching this video about our services.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Modesto

Motor vehicle collisions involving tractor-trailers often result in catastrophic consequences for those involved in smaller vehicles. That is because a passenger vehicle is no match for a big rig. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a recent commercial truck accident, our legal team is here for you and your family. We believe that you should not have to pay the price for another party’s negligence or carelessness. Our Modesto personal injury lawyers are here to help you seek maximum compensation. Learn more by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly case advice.

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