Firefighter Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision in Northern California
Unfortunately, it is something we see all too often in California. A speedy motorist in a flashy car thinks that the traffic laws – and the rules of common decency – do not apply, and turns the freeway into his personal racetrack, cutting off other vehicles and swerving in and out of traffic. On May 24, 2013 in Fresno, California, a driver of a red BMW sped in front of a fire truck responding to a call, causing a collision wherein the fire truck overturned and struck another SUV. The driver of the BMW, the passenger of the SUV, and one of the firefighters were injured in the accident, though fortunately none of the injuries reported was severe.
Many people involved in multiple-vehicle car accidents are not so lucky. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, someone is killed every sixteen minutes because of a motor vehicle accident, and in California, the numbers are rising for the first time since 2005. A recent news article estimates that the average driver will make an insurance claim due to a car accident at least every 17.9 years. Separating doubtful claims from legitimate damages often requires the most competent personal injury attorneys.
If you or someone you know has been faced with injury or death because of a multi-vehicle car collision, it is important to retain an experienced personal injury attorney who can sort out the complexities involved in determining liability and who is not afraid to stand up against the nation’s largest insurance companies to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. To speak to a Los Angeles personal injury attorney who can help you through this difficult time, please call us today at (310) 578-7880.
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