An El Mexicano Taqueria Taco Truck Was Involved In An Accident After Being Rear Ended By A Semi Truck Which Caused It To Roll Over
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (October 4, 2018) A number of people were injured when a semi truck hit the back of an El Mexicano Taco Truck which then caused it to hit two GMC SUVs.
California Highway Patrol officers in Fresno are saying that the truck accident took place around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday. Around 8 to 10 people were involved in the crash and the driver of one of the SUVs sustained critical injuries.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help those that were injured. Authorities shut down two lanes of the freeway as they were working to clear the area.
An investigation into the El Mexicano Taco Truck Accident remains ongoing at this time.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Fully loaded semi trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Even crashes at low speeds can cause serious injuries. These injuries may not all be immediately obvious in the aftermath of a truck accident and may include:
In particular, the effects of traumatic brain injuries can be long lasting. A victim might not even realize the full severity of their injuries until many weeks or months later. A truck accident attorney can help get you medical treatment after an accident. Even if you don’t have health insurance there are a number of doctors that accept medical liens based on the outcome of your case.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Trucking companies are responsible for the conduct of their drivers. Simply put, when a truck driver is negligent the company that hired them has been negligent. One of the most common types of accidents are rear end collisions. A rear-end collision occurs when a car or truck fails to slow down and hits the vehicle in front of it. The person that caused a rear end collision will almost always be held at fault. There is a presumption of negligence in rear end collisions because drivers are supposed to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front of them. A truck accident lawyer can work to get you monetary compensation for your injuries after an accident.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that were involved in the accident with the El Mexicano Taco Truck. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened. Was the semi truck driver simply not paying attention or speeding? The victims deserve answers.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident you may be entitled to money for your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers have helped families all across California get the justice that they deserve after a catastrophic accident. We work entirely off a contingency basis meaning that you don’t owe us anything if we don’t win your case. Call us today for a risk free consultation (888) 888-9285.
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