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Stockton, CA – Fatal Collision on Dodds Rd near Mariposa Rd

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Stockton, CA (July 21, 2021) – At least one person lost their life in a fatal collision that happened in Stockton on Sunday, July 18. The wreck was reported to officials in the area at approximately 9:00 p.m. 

According to reports, the incident occurred on Dodds Road near Mariposa Road for reasons still under local law enforcement investigation. An SUV and a pickup truck collided in the area, causing one of the victims to become pinned inside of their vehicle. That vehicle caught fire, according to information from officials. 

The identity of the deceased victim has not been released to the public at this time as police in Stockton continue to investigate the details of the wreck. Paramedics and fire crews were observed working to secure the scene. 

Traffic was delayed in the area while the site of the collision was active with responders. Local motorists were forced to go around or find alternative travel routes. 

Nothing further has been reported at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. 

Car Crashes in Stockton

The unexpected and sudden loss of a family member may be a devastating and tragic experience. Family and friends may be left shocked, angry, and heartbroken. If the loss happened due to the negligence of another person in an auto accident, survivors may be entitled to financial compensation. Negligence can come in various forms in car crashes. Some of them include speeding, intoxication, distraction, and fatigue. Any careless or reckless behavior carried out while behind the wheel is considered negligence. 

The family must file a claim with the insurance carrier in order to recover the resulting damages of the crash. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely cooperate the way they should, especially if the victim’s family does not have an attorney. Insurance companies may use various defense tactics in order to protect their bottom line. This can include a lowball settlement offer in hopes that surviving family members will accept without realizing the actual extent of their losses. The best thing a family member can do is retain a skilled and experienced attorney who will be able to help them through the complex claims process and negotiate with the insurance companies. 

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Stockton at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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