Martha Parra Accident: 59-Year-Old Victim Injured In Truck Accident On Highway 33 After Being Rear-Ended By Another Cotton Module
FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (November 3, 2018) A 59-year-old truck driver identified as Martha Parra was injured in cotton module truck accident on Freeway 33 West of Shaw Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol are saying that they did not see any tire marks in the roadway prior to the accident. A cotton module rear-ended the truck that Martha Parra was driving.
Police are saying that the truck driver of that cotton module died of his injuries. An investigation into the truck accident involving Martha Parra remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid accidents. Drivers are supposed to maintain a safe speed and a safe distance with the vehicle in front of them. Rear-end collisions are typically indicative that a driver was either going too fast or not paying attention to the road ahead of them. If a truck driver is injured on the job they will usually be able to collect benefits from workers compensation.
An injured truck driver may also have the ability to file a third-party negligence claim against any other companies that may have been responsible for what happened. Workers will have the ability to collect damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. When a person is involved in a high-speed truck accident they may not realize that they are injured right away. According to Dr. Alex Bigham, even serious injuries may not be present for several days. Truck accident victims are likely to receive headaches, back pain, numbness, changes in personality and PTSD. A truck accident lawyer can evaluate the specific facts of your case and help you recover damages.
Getting Help From A Truck Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Martha Parra as she continues to recover. Anyone that may have knowledge about what happened should reach out to investigators. Steps need to be taken to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. There is so much technology that could have prevented this. A number of trucks are equipped with collision avoidance systems that apply automatic braking.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can take steps to get your compensation for you injuries. In fact, we’ve recovered over 1 billion dollars for our deserving clients. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. Call us today for a risk free consultation (888) 888-9285.
ABC 30. 1 dead after cotton module collision on Highway 33. November 1, 2018