Injuries Reported in Crash on SR-99 in Merced
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Merced area office reported injuries following a crash on SR-99 on Friday, September 24, 2021. The traffic collision occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. on northbound State Route 99 at Sultana Drive.
Preliminary Information on the SR-99 Crash Resulting in Injuries Reported in Merced
An initial report by CHP traffic officers revealed that the car accident involved a blue Hyundai and a silver Toyota Camry. Officials located one car in the center divider and the other on the right-hand side of the roadway.
The incident prompted the response of the Riggs Ambulance Service. Additional information on the motor vehicle collision, including the number of parties injured in the crash and causal factors, was not immediately available.
Tips on How to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident
When you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision caused by another driver, it may be challenging to shift your focus on anything beyond the immediate concern of receiving the medical treatment you need to recover from the incident. However, it is essential to start taking steps to protect your rights as an injured party and ensure you are fairly compensated for the accident-related damages you have experienced.
A car accident has the potential to result in injury to any part of the body. The extent of the injury will depend on the type of traffic collision and the severity of the impact. Since there is a wide array of injuries that may be suffered because of a crash, it is crucial to undergo a clinical exam with a physician right away. There are some injuries that may not present themselves immediately following the incident, such as a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury. A medical professional may diagnose the type and extent of the injury and determine whether any other accompanying injuries may have occurred. Even if you do not suspect you were injured, it is essential to get checked out right away.
Not seeking medical care immediately after a car wreck may result in some challenges down the road in case you want to bring a personal injury claim. Any delay in treatment may lead claims adjusters to question the severity of injuries, and since their job is to protect the insurance company’s bottom line, they may dispute or outright deny the case. However, an injury lawyer will see you as an individual with traumatic injuries who need medical attention and a fair insurance settlement to cover economic and non-economic damages. An accident attorney will have your best interests at heart every step of the way, unlike the insurer. For details on how to find the right attorney for your case, watch this video.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. Following a motor vehicle collision in Merced County, you may be considering bringing a personal injury claim to seek financial compensation for subsequent injuries and damages. Keep in mind that time is of the essence in these cases, and strict filing criteria may also apply. When faced with such a situation, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced accident attorney. For details on how our legal team can help, call (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. A member of our team is available anytime to meet with you and provide free, friendly case advice.
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