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Chronic Medical Conditions in Commercial Truck Drivers

Chronic Medical Conditions in Commercial Truck Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, a Truck Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. As people continue to live longer, chronic medical conditions will become more common. In the United States alone, millions of people live with a chronic medical condition. These could involve multiple doctors’ visits, numerous medications, and issues related to their quality of life. According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC):

  • About half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic medical conditions. This amounts to over 117 million people.

Autonomous Trucks Seen on I-80 in West Sacramento

Autonomous Trucks Seen on I-80 in Sacramento

I”m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento truck accident lawyer.  West Sacramento residents might want to get accustomed to the idea of autonomous vehicles passing through the city, particularly along I-80 where a Tesla Semi was recently spotted near Ikea furniture. This is not surprising since the roadway is a direct connection between Tesla’s factory in Fremont and the Tesla battery center in Sparks, Nevada. Since Sacramento is approximately two hours to and from both of these facilities, seeing the prototype semis should become familiar.

Autonomous Trucks Approved for Driverless Tests

Top Ways to Avoid a Fatal Loomis Trucking Accident

Top Ways to Avoid a Fatal Loomis Trucking Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Loomis truck accident lawyer. As residents of Loomis know, a collision with a big truck can cause devastating injuries. With its close proximity to Interstate 80 and California State Route 65, townspeople are no strangers to collisions between passenger vehicles and large trucks. Because the number of trucks on the road has increased in an improved economy, the risks of being involved in a big truck accident rise as well.

Fatalities in Collisions with Big Rigs

Highway 99 Accident Left Truck Dangling Over Bridge in Sacramento

Highway 99 Accident Left Truck Dangling Over Bridge in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. An accident on June 6, 2018, closed down a portion of Highway 99 southbound just past Elk Grove. Despite the traffic headache it caused, the driver was able to exit the vehicle, thanks to a good Samaritan. After the truck plunged 30 to 40 feet, a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the driver’s escape from harm was extraordinary. 

Accident Details

Off Ramp Accident Between a Sedan and Semi Truck in Sacramento

Off Ramp Accident Between a Sedan and Semi Truck in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A May 29 accident between a sedan and semi along Interstate 5 was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It is unknown at this time whether any injuries resulted from the crash or which driver was at fault. 

Accident Details

Ice Truck Overturns on Sacramento Ramp Between I-5 and I-80

Ice Truck Overturns on Sacramento Ramp Between I-5 and I-80

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A rollover of an ice truck on the ramp that connects Interstate 5 to Interstate 80 eastbound closed the area down during the early morning hours on May 21. A representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the vehicle had been moving too quickly and that may have contributed to the accident.

Ice Truck Crash Details

Illicit Substances and Truck Driving

Illicit Substances and Truck Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. When people get in a car, they accept the risk of an accident. No matter the situation, there is always the possibility of a crash occurring. However, when the collision involves a truck, the consequences can be severe. While even minor car accidents can lead to severe injuries, the chances are higher for larger vehicles. According to a recent study regarding trucks and accidents, about 13 percent of truck accidents happen because of driver fatigue. The study also found that:

  • More than a quarter of all crashes involved prescription drugs.

Commercial Driver Fatigue

Commercial Driver Fatigue

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. Commercial driving has been a backbone of this country’s economy for many years and will continue to be so in the future. These drivers haul large amounts of supplies and equipment long distances, helping to keep small businesses running. The pressure to bring these supplies to its destination as quickly as possible contributes to truck driver fatigue.

Statistics on Driving While Fatigued

Big Truck Accident in Elk Grove

Big Truck Accident in Elk Grove

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove truck accident lawyer. A February 21 accident in Elk Grove involving a big truck and a pickup caused the semi to overturn, while part of the tandem rig crashed into power lines along the side of the roadway. The location where the crash occurred was closed for several hours while cleanup of the accident area was conducted and repairs made to the power pole.

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