Major Injury Truck Accident on SR-99 and Fulkerth Road in Modesto

Big Rig Crash on SR-99 at Fulkerth Road

Officials in the Modesto area reported a big rig crash on northbound SR-99 at Fulkerth Road on the morning of Monday, April 18, 2022. The accident took place at approximately 9:40 a.m. on State Route 99. It was described as a tractor-trailer vs. SUV collision.

Preliminary Information on the Big Rig Crash on SR-99 at Fulkerth Road

Fire crews and first responders were dispatched to the scene of the truck accident on northbound Highway 99 at the Fulkerth Road offramp. At least one party suffered serious injuries in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Additional information on the collision was not immediately provided by CHP traffic officers.

What You Should Know About Truck Accident Cases

Bodily injury claims are often disputed by insurance companies representing trucking firms despite being liability being clear. Therefore, you cannot depend on the other side to fairly compensate you for your traumatic injuries and losses when you have been involved in a crash caused by a truck driver or trucking company. Retaining legal counsel is often necessary for protecting your rights and interests as an injured party. The sooner an accident attorney is hired, the more time the lawyer will have to get to work and prepare a strong case for fair compensation. Conversely, the longer a claimant waits to work with a lawyer, the more likely they may fall for the various defense tactics utilized by the insurer representing the other party.

The insurance company may ask for a recorded statement from the injured party or for them to sign documents. Avoid providing any recorded statements to the other side and signing any documents until you have consulted with an experienced injury lawyer in your area. That is because these defense tactics may impact your ability to recover fair compensation for your accident-related injuries. Getting an attorney involved early in the process will ensure that the other side does not take advantage of you during such a vulnerable time.

What is great about working with a personal injury attorney with years of experience handling commercial truck accident cases is that most work on a contingent fee basis. This means that there are no upfront fees due, and costs of legal representation will only be due at the successful resolution of the case. There is nothing to lose and so much to benefit from the assistance of an experienced lawyer looking out for you and your best interests. However, finding the right Modesto truck accident attorney may be a daunting task as there are so many to choose from. Fortunately, the video below provides suggestions and tips on how to select a top local lawyer.

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A commercial truck accident case may be challenging to navigate as there may be federal and state laws involved. That is why it is essential to work with an attorney that is familiar with these to determine which were violated to establish the negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company. This is of utmost importance as liability is often disputed in these cases as a way of the trucking company or insurer getting out of paying fair compensation to injured parties. Since there may be more than one party held liable for such claims, it pays to work with an attorney that is skilled in conducting independent investigations in these matters. Fortunately, you will get just that when you turn to our legal team at for assistance. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Getting into a truck accident may be stressful and overwhelming, to say the least. When faced with such a situation, you can rely on our legal team to work diligently to obtain the compensation you need to rebuild your life after traumatic injuries. Learn more about how we can help and receive free, friendly case advice by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.

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