A well-known celebrity recently survived a horrific crash in California. Few motorists escape death in car accidents that involve collisions with 18-wheelers, due to the difference in size and weight of the two vehicles. Melyssa Ford suffered serious injuries in such a crash, which were described as horrific in a media report.
Reportedly, the TV personality was traveling on the Ventura Freeway at approximately 12:30 p.m. on a Thursday late last month. She was on her way to a bridal shower when a big rig veered into her traffic lane. The truck struck the tire on her back right wheel, causing her vehicle to roll over.
After rolling three times, her Jeep reportedly came to rest on its roof. Other motorists or passers-by rushed to the aid of Ford. Emergency services arrived and rushed her to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The fact that she survived was said to be miraculous.
No mention was made about the driver of the 18-wheeler or whether charges are pending. Regardless of whether criminal charges are filed or the outcome of criminal cases, victims of car accidents that were caused by the negligence of others might have grounds to sue negligent drivers in a California civil court. An experienced personal injury attorney can navigate such claims while injured victims can focus on recovering. If such a lawsuit is successfully presented, the court might enter a monetary judgment to cover documented claims for financial and emotional damages. These could include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.