Motorcyclist Injured in Big Rig Crash on I-5
A big rig crash on I-5 left a motorcyclist injured on the morning of Monday, December 6, 2021. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the motorcycle vs. truck crash occurred on northbound Interstate 5 near the Westley Rest Area around 6:20 a.m.
Details on the Big Rig Crash That Left a Motorcyclist Injured on Northbound I-5
CHP traffic officers revealed in a preliminary report that a motorcycle rider was reportedly involved in an initial collision on northbound I-5 that propelled them off their bike. Unfortunately, the biker was struck by another truck. First responders and fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the motorcycle accident to provide assistance.
A flatbed truck was called for the motorcycle that was damaged in the truck accident. Additional information on the incident, including the severity of injuries to the motorcycle rider and an update regarding their condition, was not immediately released.
What to Expect from a Personal Injury Claim for a Truck Accident
When a motor vehicle collision in Stanislaus County involves a large commercial truck, the potential for traumatic injuries or even death is significantly increased. The size and weight of semi-trucks have a great influence over the forces involved in accidents. A personal injury case arising from a big rig crash may be challenging not only because of the elements of the case that must be proven but also determining all liable parties involved. Injured parties in such situations may be persuaded into accepting a settlement offer made by the insurance company for the negligent truck driver or trucking company. However, it is essential to understand that any initial settlement offer will not fully account for anything near what injured parties need and deserve to move forward with their lives.
The goal behind any civil case arising from a truck accident and resulting injuries is to hold the at-fault party liable for the harm their actions have caused others. The accomplishment of this goal is not always easy and generally requires the assistance of an experienced accident attorney. The reason is that these cases require extensive independent investigations, considerable knowledge of state and federal laws that govern the trucking industry, and the necessary resources to take on difficult insurance companies and trucking firms. Unlike the other party, a lawyer will do everything in their power to ensure that parties injured in tractor-trailer collisions are fairly compensated for the injuries and damages they have endured. For information on how to find the best attorney to entrust your truck accident case, watch the following video.
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At our law firm, we have decades of experience protecting the rights of parties injured in crashes caused by negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. Our goal is to help secure the financial compensation they need to cover past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, pain and suffering, and more. If you were hurt in a truck accident, you can depend on our legal team to obtain the favorable outcome you need in your case. Give us a call today to discuss your situation and learn how we can help you and your family through this difficult time.
Personal Injury Attorney in Patterson
I’m Ed Smith, a Patterson personal injury attorney. Negligence on the part of truckers and trucking companies may put the lives of others on the road at risk. If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident, it is essential to have a skilled accident attorney at your side to ensure your voice is heard and your rights are protected. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling injury cases against trucking companies in Stanislaus County and across California. Let us put our knowledge, skills, and resources to work for you and your case. Give us a call today to learn how we can help and receive free, friendly case advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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