[Modesto, CA] – Rosalia Gonzales Lost Her Life, Ran Over by MID Truck on Yosemite Boulevard
MID Truck Runs Over Rosalia Gonzales on Yosemite Boulevard Killing Her
December 14, 2020 – Rosalia Gonzales, age 60, passed away on Tuesday. Moreover, the lady was killed after she was hit by a Modesto Irrigation District truck on Yosemite Boulevard at the Stop N Save on Riverside Dr.
Initially, spokesperson Sharon Bear of the Modesto Police Department said that Ms. Gonzales was leaning on the truck’s front bumper. However, the truck operator did not notice anyone there due to the height of the truck and started moving.
Unfortunately, it is not known whether Ms. Gonzales tried to move out of the way or not. Nor, it is known how long she had been there before it started moving. However, she was run over by the huge truck and killed.
Also, Detective Bear said drugs nor alcohol were factors in the accident.
In The Aftermath
Additionally, Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office Detective Steve Nunes mentioned that the victim’s last known address was in Modesto. However, she is believed to have been homeless.
Furthermore, Detective Nunes was unable to find any other family members related to Ms. Gonzales. Likewise, he is asking for anyone with information about the family to contact the Coroner’s Office at 209-567-4480.
Please contact Officer Randy Raduechel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other information about the incident.
Involved in an Accident with A Big Rig?
Furthermore, one of the first things you need to do is to talk to a personal injury lawyer. They are experts at battling the insurance company and looking out for your best interests.
Accidents of this kind can result in mountains of medical bills and a lifetime need for medical attention. However, this is often overwhelming and victims are can be tempted to accept low settlement offers from insurers.
Of course, insurers try to close the case quickly, saving time and money.
Besides the danger of a truck driver’s own negligence, the vehicle itself can pose a danger to other drivers. Also, mechanical failures while a truck is in service can lead to loss of control over the 40-ton vehicle.
Importantly, freight that has been poorly loaded can drop off the truck. As a result, it can damage and hurt unsuspecting motorists. Unfortunately, these are just a few issues facing commercial truck owners and drivers.
Subsequently, insurance companies standing for these big–truck owners will always look out for the companies’ best interests, and not yours. Therefore, it is important to not accept the first offer. In addition, a personal injury lawyer will know how to handle the insurance business.
With interstate roads under constant construction and maintenance it becomes an even greater challenge to share the roads with these humongous trucks.
So, it only makes sense that with more of them on the road with us, driving is getting more dangerous. As a result, accidents involving commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are far more deadly than accidents involving cars.
Why So Many Accidents?
Indeed, by 2009 the death toll was less than half what it was 30 years earlier. However, several factors appear to have played a role in the next increase in fatal crashes, including more trucks on the road, driving millions of more miles each year.
Moreover, they lurk in the “no-see zones” the areas beside or behind a truck where the driver has little or no visibility. In addition, they change lanes sharply in front of the truck or misjudge an oncoming truck’s speed when turning left at an intersection, and so forth.
Of course, the commercial truck driver or the firm that owns the truck may also be factors. Moreover, things such as driver fatigue, and irresponsible driving to gain distance, or even unsafe equipment can turn an 18-wheeler into an accident waiting to happen.
Issues of Liability in A Truck Accident Lawsuit
There are a lot of federal regulations that spell out the requirements for using large trucks safely as well as protecting the public. For example, there are hours-of-service regulations that show how many hours a single driver can work an oversize truck within a day. However, driver fatigue, substance abuse and claims where some companies are encouraging drivers to ignore hourly limits still are regular problems.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the trucking company may also have allegations of carelessness. Such as questions about its training and hiring procedures, how it supports and services its equipment, or compliance with other regulations.
If you have suffered injuries in a car-truck crash, then you will need an experienced truck crash law firm that knows how to handle and contest such cases.
Do not make the mistake of assuming that the trucking company and their insurers will treat you fairly if you do not have a strong advocate on your side. In addition, a lawyer who specializes in truck accidents will know how to analyze the facts and find the issues that should be pursued in court if a lawsuit is necessary.
To the family and friends of Rosalia Gonzales, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.