Visalia, CA (February 24, 2023) – Just after 5:30 p.m. on February 23, the troopers of the California Highway Patrol were called to provide assistance at the scene of a truck accident that sent at least one person to an area hospital with injuries.
Preliminary crash investigations show that a box truck and a Mercedes were involved in a collision on the northbound side of California State Route 99. The incident caused delays in the area just north of Betty Drive.
At least one person suffered injuries in the accident. Paramedics responded to care for the victims and transport them to area hospitals.
Multiple first responders worked to clear the scene of the accident. California Highway Patrol initiated an investigation into the cause of the crash.
Investigations are currently underway.
Truck Accidents in California
Anyone involved in their first vehicle accident likely has questions about how to go about seeking financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Unfortunately, filing a claim for compensation can be incredibly difficult. An injured party has the burden of proving the other driver’s negligence. There must be evidence of each of the four elements of fault in order to establish liability.
To begin, the injured party’s burden of proof is to establish that the other motorist owed them a duty of care. When behind the wheel, we have a responsibility to drive safely and considerately.
The duty of care requires drivers to always act in a reasonably prudent manner. When determining whether or not a motorist’s actions were reasonable, courts look at what a typical driver would have done, given the same information as the negligent driver. If a typical driver was aware of the potential for injury but continued driving in the same manner anyway, they would be in violation of their duty due to negligent behavior.
A victim of a negligent driver must prove that the victim’s injuries or property damage were caused by the driver’s negligence. To get financial compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, an automobile accident victim must prove that the other driver’s negligence directly caused those costs.
It is important that you work with a California truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to provide yourself with the best chance of seeking the maximum compensation for the damages that you face.
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