One Person Was Seriously Injured In Thermal Car Accident With Big Rig Trucks At The Intersection of Harrison Street and Avenue 74
THERMAL, CALIFORNIA (December 20, 2020) – At least one person was seriously injured in a car accident with a semi-truck by the intersection of Harrison Street and Avenue 74.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:40 a.m. and one person had to be extricated from their vehicle. Paramedics transported one victim in an ambulance to a local hospital.
There is still an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident at this time. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Nearly 4,000 people are killed every year in truck accidents according to the FMCSA. Tens of thousands more are seriously injured. Police will look at a number of factors in order to make a determination about liability. To begin with, all truck drivers are expected to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the road.
According to the California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” Truck accidents can leave victims with serious injuries including:
- Back and neck injuries
- Bone fractures
Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have the ability to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. Victims may be entitled to receive money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to see a doctor if you’ve been injured. Many victims will not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several months after an accident. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident you may be entitled to financial aid. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can fight on your behalf and work to get you the medical and financial support that you need. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.