Bakersfield, CA (March 4, 2023) – A fiery crash took place in the Bakersfield area on Thursday afternoon that resulted in injuries. At around 3:45 p.m. on March 2, the California Highway Patrol was dispatched to provide help on-site at a truck crash that took place on California State Route 58.
Preliminary reports show that three semi-trucks and three passenger vehicles were involved in a collision on the westbound side of the highway. The incident prompted officials to close off the roadway near South Chester Avenue.
Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found one vehicle that was on fire. Firefighters immediately began battling the blaze.
Major injuries were reported as a result of this accident. A local ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident to care for victims and to transport them to area hospitals.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently being investigated.
Truck Accidents in California
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of collisions reported in our state every year. These accidents often force victims to undergo extensive medical treatment due to painful physical and emotional injuries.
When a person is injured as a result of a truck accident, they are able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. However, truck accidents are typically more complicated than regular types of car accident claims due to the fact that several parties can assume liability for the injuries and damages that you have suffered.
In most cases, the driver can be held liable for any resulting injuries or damages you have. This is due to the fact that truck accidents are often a result of drivers who are fatigued, distracted, impaired, or engaging in other negligent actions. And if the trucking company irresponsibly hired drivers that they knew were unqualified to perform the job or inexperienced to do so, they can be held liable for the accident.
There are also instances where cargo-loading companies can be held liable for truck accidents. If the accident is a result of a cargo tip or spill caused by inadequate loading or improper loading techniques, the cargo company can be held liable for any resulting damages.
Finally, if the truck accident was a result of a defective or malfunctioning part, the company that makes the parts or offers them for sale can be held liable. In some cases, maintenance companies may be held liable if the vehicle was not properly maintained.
Following your accident, it is critically important that you seek help from a Bakersfield truck accident lawyer to determine what course of action you should take moving forward.
Wilshire Law Firm is dedicated to providing injured victims with high-quality legal services and obtaining justice for them. Our experienced attorneys are committed to helping our clients get the full compensation they deserve, having achieved successful settlements and verdicts exceeding $1 billion sum total in the past. If you or someone you love has been the victim of negligence, contact our team at Wilshire Law Firm today at 800-358-1884 and let one of our skilled personal injury lawyers fight for your legal rights.