Have you been involved in a pile-up crash in Fresno County or the Central Valley? If so, you might have sustained significant injuries and are just now realizing how devastating they are. At Maison Law, we’ve helped victims of pile-up crashes wade through the medical bills, multiple insurance companies and their lawyers, missed time from work, and the financial nightmare that naturally comes.
18 Vehicles Involved in Pile-Up Crashes on 99 in Fresno County
The CHP says that at least 18 cars were involved in four crashes on a two-mile section of Highway 99 between E. Mountain View and 2nd St. on Friday, June 12, 2020. The accident started at a construction site in Selma backing cars up for over three miles.
It’s unclear how many vehicles were involved in the first collision, but eventually, 18 cars smashed into each other in three other incidences. Thankfully, only one person was sent to the hospital.
Pile-Ups and Rear-End Collisions
In most pile-up crashes that start on multi-lane highways, the collisions are rear-end crashes. When two cars collide, cars traveling behind might not be able to stop in time.
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of accidents making up almost 30% of all crashes, according to the NHTSA. A pile-up rear-end collision can be especially dangerous as many cars are impacted twice, once when they hit the car in front of them, and once when they are rear-ended.
This produces certain types of injuries such as:
- Thoracic Spine Soft Tissue Injuries (Whiplash)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Broken Facial Bones
- Shattered Wrists
- Airbag Injuries
In many rear-end crashes, the victim turns down a ride to the hospital as they feel that they are alright. The adrenaline masks the pain, and many of the injuries common to a rear-end won’t fully manifest until several hours later or the next day.
At Maison Law, we’ve heard all the excuses by the insurance company that will say you don’t have a claim because you didn’t go to the doctor right away. The truth is, there is no requirement that you see an emergency room doctor before you can claim a serious injury.
If you’ve been injured in rear-end accident, come see us at Maison Law so we can tell you what the law says about what compensation is owed you for your injuries. If you can avoid doing so, don’t talk to the insurance company or their attorneys before you’ve spoken to someone who is on your side.
Contact a Central Valley Personal Injury Lawyer.
After an accident involving a serious injury in the Central Valley, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.