A rear-end crash occurred on SR-99 near the Lodi area on the morning of Monday, April 4, 2022. The incident took place shortly after 7:30 a.m. on southbound State Route 99 at the Peltier Road off-ramp.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), two vehicles collided on Highway 99. Information on the type of crash was not immediately available but the incident was said to have involved a work truck and a minivan. An ambulance was called to the scene to provide assistance, according to CHP traffic officers. Details on the number of injured parties and severity of accident-related injuries have not yet been released due to ongoing investigation.
When you have suffered traumatic injuries in a traffic collision, the time afterward may be stressful and overwhelming. You may be dealing with emotional suffering, physical pain, missed work, and mounting expenses. These may all leave you unsure of what steps to take next in your case. One of the best things to do in such a situation is to consider your legal options and learn about the personal injury claims process. Taking your time to know what is involved with bringing a case forward may be essential to understanding your rights as a claimant. Remember that the insurance company representing the other side and even your own may resort to defense tactics as a way of paying you as little as possible on your bodily injury claim. After all, insurance carriers are in the business of maximizing their profit margins. That, unfortunately, comes at the expense of parties injured in car accidents just like you.
Retaining legal counsel immediately after a motor vehicle crash resulting in injuries is crucial to protecting your rights and interests. Keep in mind that evidence must be collected and preserved before it is destroyed or lost over time. The longer you wait to hire an experienced Lodi car accident lawyer to represent you, the higher the chances that key evidence in proving your case will be lost. An injury attorney can take the necessary protocol in ensuring that evidence is gathered and preserved. Conversely, you can depend on your lawyer to handle communications and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf.
The first settlement offer from the insurance company will most often be far less than what you need to cover your injuries and damages. The same may also occur with your insurer. The goal of the insurance carrier is to settle your case quickly and for the lowest amount possible. In other situations, they may dispute liability for the car wreck, claim that your injuries are pre-existing conditions and are unrelated to the crash, and resort to other defense tactics. This is the last thing you should deal with when recovering from accident-related injuries and trying to rebuild your life. That is why it is essential to work with an attorney who will have your best interests at heart. For information on how to select a top lawyer for your case, watch this video.
Some people may be under the impression that going without legal representation may save them money. However, it may cause more harm than good in the long run, particularly if serious injuries are involved. An attorney that is well-versed in California personal injury law, has years of experience handling accident cases, and has the resources to work with experts in the field may make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Unlike the other side, you can depend on your injury lawyer to do what it takes to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and losses. Learn more about how one of our attorneys at AutoAccident.com can help by scheduling a free consultation.
I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi personal injury lawyer. Getting into a motor vehicle collision in Lodi can be a stressful, life-changing experience. From mounting medical expenses and missing work for recovery to property damage and physical pain, it may seem as if the ordeal may never end. For this reason, it is essential to contact an experienced attorney to discuss your situation and learn about your rights as a claimant moving forward. Learn more about how a skilled lawyer can help you with your personal injury case by contacting our legal team today at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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