Fatal Truck Accident on Jensen Avenue
A fatal truck accident occurred on Jensen Avenue and De Wolf Avenue on the morning of Monday, July 11, 2022. The incident took place in rural Fresno County at approximately 3:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Preliminary Details on the Fatal Truck Accident on Jensen Avenue
Officials revealed in a preliminary report that a 24-year-old man from Corcoran was driving a big rig eastbound on Jensen Avenue. For unknown reasons, the semi-truck was allegedly involved in a collision with a man riding his bicycle in the area. The cyclist was propelled off his bike and onto the road.
Sadly, the cyclist, 33-year-old Alfonso Chavez of Sanger, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. A GoFundMe page has been created to help Mr. Chavez’s family cover final resting costs. The truck driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, CHP traffic officers reported. Additional information on the fatal truck crash was not immediately available.
What Surviving Family Members Should Know About Fatal Truck Accident Cases
Every big rig crash has the potential to result in life-changing consequences for all involved parties. Strict federal regulations are in place to regulate the trucking industry to prevent tragic collisions from occurring. When one takes place, it is likely that federal regulations were violated. Given the volume of 18-wheelers on roads in California, truck accidents are inevitable. Those in passenger vehicles, riding bicycles, or on foot are no match for a semi-truck because of its overwhelming size and weight. When a loved one loses their life in a truck accident, and another individual or entity is to blame, surviving family members may seek financial compensation through a wrongful death action. This type of case may seek reimbursement for lost companionship, medical bills related to final injuries, funeral service costs, and more.
Working with an experienced Fresno wrongful death lawyer immediately after a fatal big rig crash is essential. This will provide the attorney with the greatest opportunity to handle all aspects of a case effectively, from collecting evidence and conducting an independent investigation of the incident and communicating with the other side and handling negotiations. When a mutual settlement agreement is not reached with defense counsel or the insurance carrier, the lawyer you select to handle your wrongful death claim should have the trial experience your family needs to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Remember that a two-year statute of limitations applies to these cases, so do not delay retaining legal counsel. For information on how to select the best attorney in your area to represent your family, watch this video.
Truck Accident Lawyer in Fresno
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno truck accident lawyer. The experience of being involved in a truck accident or losing someone you love in this event may be devastating and overwhelming. If your life has changed because of getting injured in a big rig crash or losing a loved one in this type of accident, the injury lawyers at our law firm are here to help you and your family prepare for the future. Schedule a meeting for free, friendly case advice with a member of our legal team by calling (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400.
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Our accident attorneys have decades of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law in California. See some of the results we have obtained in truck accident cases and other matters by visiting our Settlements and Verdicts page. Several legal groups have recognized our case results and the level of excellence we provide to our clients, including the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Forum.
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