Injuries Reported in Crash on SR-99 in Merced Area
Injuries were reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) following a crash on northbound SR-99 in the Merced area on the morning of Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The car accident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. on State Route 99 at the South Avenue onramp.
Details on the Crash Reported on SR-99 in Merced Area
CHP traffic officers reported that a small gray vehicle was involved in a crash with a gray Chevrolet Cruz. The incident prompted the response of Riggs Ambulance Service. Minor injuries were reported in the car accident. However, the number of injured parties and the sequence of events leading up to the incident were not immediately disclosed by authorities.
What to Know About the Claims Process for a Car Accident
Most of us and our family members have been in some way involved or affected by a motor vehicle collision. A car accident is often traumatic and life-changing, especially when there are injuries and losses involved. If another driver was responsible for the incident, an injured party may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury claim.
The process generally involves an injured person bringing a claim against the insurer representing the negligent driver to seek economic and non-economic damages. Some of the types of losses recoverable in these cases include costs of past and future medical treatments, loss of earnings, lost future earning potential, out-of-pocket costs for medical equipment or home accommodations for permanent disability, lost enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
When it comes to a personal injury claim for a traffic collision, the sooner you retain legal counsel, the better your chances usually are for building a strong case for fair compensation. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, there is a two-year time limit on these cases in which starts on the date of the incident. While this may seem like ample time, this type of claim may take considerable time to prepare based on the facts and circumstances of the case. Some personal injury cases require testimony from expert witnesses and other compelling evidence to overcome the various defense tactics insurance companies may use to devalue or deny claims. For more details on the claims process and the factors that may be involved, watch this video.
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Seeking compensation for injuries and losses following a car accident may be a challenging process. There are various procedures and deadlines in which must be met. Working with an experienced injury lawyer may simplify the process as an attorney may provide the support and guidance the case needs. Unlike the insurer, the accident attorney will have the best interests of the injured party they are representing at heart in insurance negotiations. If all attempts at a fair insurance settlement have failed, the lawyer will prepare a strong case to present in court.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. A motor vehicle collision may cause traumatic injuries and financial hardship to all parties involved. If you have suffered injuries and losses in a car accident caused by a reckless or careless driver, you may have the right to seek financial compensation for your damages. It may be challenging to determine who was responsible for the incident, particularly if there are several parties involved. Fortunately, an accident attorney will know the best way to prove fault, protect your rights, and have your best interests at heart throughout the process. To get started, contact our law firm today at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. A member of our team is available anytime to speak with you and provide free, friendly advice on how to move forward in your situation.
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