Big Rig Collision Caused by Vehicle Spin Out

Interstate 5 Accident May Have Been Weather-Related

A big rig collision occurred in Sacramento near the airport on February 6 when two other vehicles spun out. The crash was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) along northbound I-5 just south of the Airport Boulevard off-ramp around 7:46 in the evening. The accident involved a Chevy Cruz and a Ford pickup that both lost control.

Further Details of the Big Rig Collision

According to the traffic report, a vehicle that spun out crashed into the semi. One of the vehicles ended up facing the wrong way in the center divider. A Sigalert was issued to warn motorists to expect delays and congestion in the area. As of the time of this report, no information had been released on the extent of injuries suffered in the crash. It is being investigated by authorities to determine how the three-vehicle crash occurred and to place fault in the accident.

Accidents Involving a Big Rig

Although the above accident was not the fault of the truck driver, colliding with a big rig can cause serious injuries. When the truck driver is at fault, the injured person may place a claim for fair compensation to pay for expenses associated with their injuries. This includes medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages from being unable to work. 

Compensation for Accident Injuries

Both federal and state governments regulate big rigs. This relates to the length of time a trucker is allowed to drive and required rest breaks, which are logged into either a book or by an electronic logging device installed in the truck. In addition, some truckers are independent operators who own their vehicle, while a company employs others. Because of the complexity of a big rig collision, it is important to retain the services of an injury attorney experienced in handling them so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve.

Investigation of an Accident Involving a Big Rig

Over the years, my law firm has successfully handled many cases that involve big rigs. The key to a successful claim lies in collecting the evidence to support a client’s case. Our investigators perform the following searches, among others, to collect that evidence:

  • The investigators check the police report for mistakes and talk to witnesses to the big rig collision.
  • They perform forensic reconstruction of the crash, which indicates the vehicles’ positioning before the accident happened, how the truck and other vehicle moved, and how they ended up. This evidence is commonly used for a civil court case and when negotiating on the client’s behalf with the insurance company.
  • The background of the truck driver and company is examined to look for previous infractions, a record of poor vehicle maintenance, and other evidence.
  • The logbook or ELD is examined to see whether the driver was obeying the regulations or whether it was falsified to hide spending too many hours on the road.
  • Traffic and business cameras in the area are checked to see if the big rig collision was captured on video.

Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. When your injuries resulted because of a negligent truck driver or the company that employs that person, you may be entitled to place a claim for compensation. This can cover the cost of all of your medical expenses, the wages you lost from the inability to work, and for your pain and suffering. Contact me for my free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or from long-distance at (800) 404-5400. Some prefer to contact me online by sending me a message.

Since 1982, my law office has helped Sacramentans and other Northern Californians receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries caused by traffic accidents, loss of a loved one through wrongful death, and all kinds of traumas.

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