A teenaged girl suffered serious injuries when the car in which she was traveling crashed into a Los Angeles County fire truck. The car was severely damaged and the injured girl had to be extracted from the vehicle. The accident occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway in California.
The victim suffered traumatic brain injury requiring two weeks of care at the intensive care unit of the Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center.
Other Injuries from Truck Accident
The teenaged accident victim underwent a tracheotomy, developed scars from the crash and still has glass in her arms as a result of the accident. She is also the recipient of a full scholarship at a reputable university, but can only attend college classes upon medical advice and clearance of her doctors.
Fortunately, the young girl is recovering quite well from her injuries and is expected to resume her studies soon.
If you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Truck Accidents in California
California is home to many large companies that maintain factories and sizeable distribution centers. Trucks are often used to transport goods in and around the state, exposing regular motorists in smaller and lighter vehicles to risks of serious injuries arising from truck accident.
Truck accidents can also cause fatal injuries. A recent truck collision in Highway18 killed a 63-year old motorcyclist when the blue 2002 Honda motorcycle he was riding crashed into the right side of a truck. The truck was being used for deliveries in the area and was employed by an unidentified employer.
The truck driver reportedly failed to slow down or stop at the intersection and at the last minute tried to avoid the motorcycle that was approaching the intersection.
The impact of the collision threw the motorcyclist off his bike and was run over by the rear wheels of the truck. He died at the scene of the accident.
The motorcyclist was an employee of Boeing Satellite Systems in Orange County. He held a Master’s Degree in information security. If pursued in court, the surviving heirs of the motorcyclist may have legal basis to claim compensation for the wrongful death of the accident victim.
Representing Orange County Residents
In Orange County, California, the Cifarelli Law Firm has years of personal injury experience, handling a wide range of cases including truck-accident claims. We also handle auto accident, medical malpractice, motorcycle accident, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death cases.
We invite you to all us today at (949) 502-8600 to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.