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Car Rear Ends Big Rig Near Vacaville

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Car Rear Ends Big Rig Near Vacaville

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville personal injury attorney. A little before 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, a big-rig driver for FedEx was headed east on Interstate 80 between Vacaville and Dixon. He suspected that he had a flat tire somewhere between Leisure Town and Midway Roads and so he pulled off the highway a short distance west of the Meridian Road exit to investigate. He parked his tractor-trailer off of the roadway and onto the shoulder and preliminary reports said he may have put out orange triangles as a precaution.

Roseville Distracted Driving Accident

Roseville Distracted Driving Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer. For the most part, the streets of Roseville, California are safe – drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists obey the laws. Unfortunately, as more of us use mobile technology like smart phones, GPS devices, and even smart watches, we face an increase in distracted drivers who think they can use a mobile device and drive at the same time.

Federal Express Truck Hit By Alleged Distracted Driver

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Elk Grove Delivery Truck Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Truck Accident Lawyer in Elk Grove. A crash involving a large delivery truck and a smaller vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries and, in many cases, fatalities. In a good majority of these accidents, it’s the folks in the smaller vehicles that suffer the most harm. The accident that follows was a solo accident involving a FedEx truck.

FexEx Truck Overturns Near Elk Grove

Fed Ex Truck and Car Collide in Roseville

Federal Express Truck and Car Collide in Roseville

  • The individual driving the car in this accident may have been distracted moments before crashing into the Federal Express truck.  

What Happened?

Southbound Highway 5 Regrinding
Southbound Highway 5 Evidence Gone

While you were sleeping the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) was out regrinding sections of Southbound Highway 5.  This is the area of highway that has seen too many traffic accidents lately. Especially, during wet and rainy weather. One of those accidents included a tragic fatality of an innocent Elk Grove man. This, when a Federal Express truck lost control of his big rig and crashed through the center divider and into oncoming traffic. This accident happened on December 10, 2015.  On December 21, 2015 a similar accident happened. In that incident, no one lost their life. But again, the truck driver lost control of his vehicle along the same stretch of treacherous highway.

Caltrans Regrinding 

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Trucking Accident Kills Elk Grove Man

December 10, 2015

Another deadly trucking accident kills Elk Grove man. This crash happened on the morning of December 10, 2015. It was a tragically sad scene during the commute hour. The top of a pick-up truck was completely sheered off and sitting near the Seamus Avenue exit along Interstate 5 in Sacramento, California. Nearby was an 18-wheel Federal Express truck that had lost control on the interstate. It had been raining and traffic was backed up for miles.

A primary concern in pursuing any personal injury claim resulting from a vehicle accident is whether or not there is adequate liability insurance coverage to fully compensate the injured person. In California, the minimum amount of liability insurance that the owner of a private motor vehicle is required to carry is generally only a “15/30” policy, that is a maximum of $15,000 per person injured, not to exceed $30,000 for the incident. While this may be adequate for minor injuries, for crash victims who may suffer more serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal disc injuries, or traumatic brain injuries, a minimum 15/30 policy is often completely inadequate. Hopefully, in that type of situation, the injured person has a larger uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist policy of their own that will help make up the difference.

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Trucking accidents are significantly different, however, because the requirements for trucking company liability insurance is much greater than for ordinary passenger vehicles. In California, the DMV will only issue commercial trucking permits to companies who meet much greater minimum liability insurance requirements. These vary from $300,000 to $5,000,000 in per-incident liability coverage, depending upon the type of trucking vehicle being insured and the type of materials being transported. The most commonly seen trucking company liability insurance policies are from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 in combined, single-limit coverage, that is, covering all injuries from a single incident.

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Obviously, trucking accidents are more likely to result in major injuries to the extent that the vehicles are much larger than ordinary passenger vehicles, and the momentum they carry can produce proportionately greater damage. Additionally, large trucks are prone to problems that other, smaller vehicles are not, such as jack-knifing, brake fires, and spilled cargo on the roadways. And if that cargo happens to include hazardous materials, so much greater is the potential for damage and injury to the public.

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