Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a CalTrans worker was injured in an incident described as a hit-and-run accident on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The crash took place around 2:40 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 at the Turner Road onramp.
A preliminary report by officials revealed that a CalTrans worker was reportedly struck by an unspecified vehicle and landed on the right-hand shoulder after impacts. Authorities said that the injured party was conscious and talking. The report also indicated that the suspect vehicle was stopped on the Turner Road offramp. Additional information on the incident was not immediately available as an investigation is ongoing by CHP traffic officers.
Suffering injuries in a traffic collision may be stressful, to say the least. When a hit-and-run driver caused the incident, it may be overwhelming, particularly if officials are not able to locate them. Fortunately, recourse may be available in such situations if the injured party has uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. UM protection may come into play for a hit-and-run accident and help pay for damages incurred up to the limits of the policy. Keep in mind that insurance companies usually require evidence proving that the suspect vehicle made contact with the injured party. That may be in the form of a traffic incident report, eyewitness statements, video surveillance of the accident scene, and more.
The personal injury claims process for a traffic collision is not always straightforward. This is especially true when the incident occurred while working on the clock as a separate claim under workers’ compensation may be applicable. Conversely, a two-year statute of limitations generally applies to accident cases that may be shortened to six months if the claim involves a government entity. When faced with such a situation, it is essential to retain legal counsel with experience handling cases like yours. That is because various filing criteria and deadlines may apply, and you will need the best lawyer to ensure that all of these are met accordingly. For information on how to select the right attorney to handle your injury case, watch the following video.
Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer may make all the difference in the outcome of your case. That is because an attorney will have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Unlike the insurance company, your lawyer cares about you and your future after suffering serious injuries in an auto accident. Your attorney will ensure you understand your rights throughout the claims process and protect your interests along the way. When you turn to our legal team at AutoAccident.com for assistance, you can depend on us to handle all aspects of your case, including:
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I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi personal injury attorney. Nobody wants to be involved in a motor vehicle collision, let alone suffer traumatic injuries. However, it happens to hundreds of people daily. Along with these traffic crashes come mounting medical expenses, lost wages, and significant changes in your quality of life. When faced with such a situation, allow our team of experienced injury lawyers to help you with your case so you can focus on recovering and being with your family. Give us a call today to get started with free, friendly case advice from one of our skilled attorneys at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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