San Luis Obispo County is home to plenty of farms and ranches and is a crossroads for industry, and that means local motorists will see plenty of large trucks and big rigs on the road. These giant vehicles can take up more than a single lane as they lumber along and can put people in cars and SUVs at risk of an accident.
Truck drivers can make a slight mistake with a heavy load behind them and suddenly lose control and end up in the path of another motorist. A collision can mean serious injuries for drivers and passengers and lead to a difficult and expensive medical recovery.
Collision Between a Car and a Semi-Truck in San Luis Obispo County
A crash involving a tractor-trailer truck and a car in northeast San Luis Obispo County left two people injured Tuesday morning. KSBY-TV reported the accident occurred around 6 a.m. along Highway 41 north of the “Y” intersection with Highway 46, northeast of Shandon, on October 5, 2021.
Authorities said that a black Honda Accord and a semi-truck were involved in the collision. This crash sent the semi into a ravine to tip over. CAL FIRE SLO reports the incident left one person with minor injuries and another victim with moderate injuries.
An update on the condition of the victims has not been provided. The California Highway Patrol is working to determine what led to the accident.
Finding Support for Victims After a San Luis Obispo Truck Accident
Victims in an accident involving a large truck can suffer major injuries and be in need of weeks or months of medical attention. That care will easily cost thousands of dollars. That doesn’t include the lost wages a victim might endure while having to miss time at work.
Injury victims are encouraged to file a claim for damages against an at-fault truck driver in order to request financial support during recovery. The truck driver’s commercial insurance can be called upon for compensation. The company employing the truck driver may also be forced to contribute support for the victim through recovery and beyond.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer Serving San Luis Obispo County
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a careless or reckless truck driver, please contact a truck accident attorney serving San Luis Obispo County victims. There are rights that you have and benefits available to your family that an insurance company won’t be alerting you to. Make sure you have a legal expert on your side to ensure you get the most compensation available for what you’ve been through.
After an accident contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free and confidential case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian works to make sure victims and family members receive the support they need to get back on their feet after a tragedy.
You may also refer to our information page for truck accident victims in California for more details on what you should consider before speaking with any insurance representative.