Juliana Cuevas Cortes Fatally Injured in Fresno Truck Crash
Fresno, CA (July 19, 2023) – Juliana Cuevas Cortes (51) died at the scene following a Fresno truck crash involving a vehicle and a big rig at the intersection of Manning Avenue and McMullin Grade. According to Yahoo, the crash was reported at 5:00 am on Friday.
A 51-year-old mother, Juliana Cuevas Cortes, died at the scene of a Fresno truck crash after their vehicle collided with a big rig at the intersection of Manning Avenue and McMullin Grade.
The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal Fresno truck crash involving a vehicle and a big rig at the intersection of Manning Avenue and McMullin Grade, halfway between Raisin City and San Joaquin.
The crash resulted in one fatality, identified as 51-year-old Juliana Cuevas Cortes of Kerman.
One driver, the son of Cortes, also sustained significant injuries and was brought to Community Regional Medical for treatment.
According to the report, a 2012 Dodge Avenger driven by a 21-year-old man with a 51-year-old passenger was heading east on Manning when they missed a stop sign and collided with a commercial big rig.
Police also mentioned that the truck had the right-of-way and no stop sign on McMullin during the crash.
Meanwhile, the commercial truck driver, a 42-year-old man from Coalinga, did not sustain any injuries from the collision.
Additional information regarding this Fresno truck crash is yet to be available.
J&M Tip: California follows pure comparative negligence that allows any accident victim to pursue a personal injury claim regardless of how much they are responsible for the collision. However, in such cases, you will likely receive a reduced settlement.
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More About Truck Accident Liability
When it comes to truck accidents, the person or entity that owns the truck can become liable for the incident. Truck drivers usually have contract-based work relationships with their employers. Truck drivers can also end up in a legal mess if investigations determine that they violated trucking standards, causing the accident.
During the investigations, other contributing factors might be uncovered, like driver’s fatigue or maintenance failure. Federal and state trucking laws impose standards on truck driver work hours, speed limits, and driver sleep requirements, which must be met. If investigations find any violations of these standards, more parties can become liable for the incident.
Trucking accident attorneys can help you check if any regulations were violated, contributing to your accident. Their duties generally include:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno
In this case, the family members of Juliana Cuevas Cortes can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Juliana Cuevas Cortes.
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