The dangers of driving on Highway 99 are well known to frequent travelers. Lanes can get tight and traffic levels can grow throughout the day. A mistake by a single motorist can cause a collision and draw in vehicles on the scene and those approaching the scene.
Heavy trucks carrying full loads can easily be involved and increase the chances of a serious injury for all drivers and passengers involved. Victims may suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and may not realize they’ve been seriously hurt until the shock of what’s happened wears off.
Big Rig Overturns in Multiple-Vehicle Accident in Fresno
Several people were hurt after a collision involving a semi-truck rollover in western Fresno Thursday morning. The Fresno Bee reports the accident happened around 6 a.m. along Highway 99 near the Olive Avenue interchange on December 9, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol says a big rig pulling a box truck was struck by a vehicle and ended up on its side. The truck came to rest in the fast lane against the southbound center median. A third vehicle was also struck in the chain-reaction crash.
Officers say the drivers of all three vehicles were injured. The injuries were reported as ranging from minor to moderate. California Highway Patrol investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Earning Financial Support After a Highway 99 Accident
Victims of frightening accidents should be able to focus on healing and not be left alone to worry over the extreme costs of medical care. To keep California accident victims from suffering unfair financial hardships over an accident that wasn’t their fault, they are encouraged to file a claim for damages against an at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
This civil claim, filed by the victim or his or her family, will ask the insurance company for assistance with hospital bills that are due now and any bills received in the future. A claim can also list and ask for help in making up lost paychecks while the victim has had to be out of work.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Fresno Victims
If you or a loved one were the victims of a careless driver, don’t allow an insurance adjuster to determine how much support they should have to provide. They work for the benefit of their companies and want to save money for their shareholders. Your recovery is much more important than a company’s profits.
To make sure your family is protected from the bad faith practices of car insurance providers, contact an experienced Fresno car accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian for a free case consultation. Mr. Gasparian works closely with families to earn victims the compensation they’ll need to get back on their feet again physically and financially.