One Person Died In Chico Car Accident Involving Big Rig Truck On Highway 99 By Eaton Road
CHICO, CALIFONRIA (May 5, 2019) – One person was killed in a car accident involving a big rig truck on Highway 99 by Eaton Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place at 4:11 p.m. and involved a Hyundai. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victims.
Despite life-saving efforts one person was pronounced dead. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Every truck driver has a responsibility to operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the road. According to 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.”
If a truck driver was negligent in a car accident they could face civil liability. Any person that was injured in a truck accident may be able to recover damages by filing a bodily injury claim. The family members of a victim that died will also have legal recourse. Damages may include compensation in order to help recover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
If someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that victims of truck accidents are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.