Richard Hanson Seriously Injured in Cartago Collision on Highway 395 


Richard Hanson Injured in Highway 395 Crash in Cartago 

Richard Hanson Injured in Highway 395 Crash in Cartago

Cartago, California – Richard Hanson, 80, of Bishop was hospitalized with major injuries following a Cartago multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Monday evening on Highway 395, according to the CHP.

The accident happened just before 7:43 p.m. north of Crystal Geyser at Lone Willow Dip when Hanson was driving a 2001 tan Land Rover and crashed into a black 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, driven by Jessica Juarez-Valenzl, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona.

Juarez-Valenzl was reportedly stopped for southbound traffic where the two lanes merge into one.

The impact pushed the Silverado into a grey 2019 Toyota Yaris driven by Jesse Mendoza, 32, of Lancaster.

Hanson sustained major injuries and was rushed to the Southern Inyo Hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.