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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.

What Happened?

FAQ About Truck Crashes and Liability

FAQ About Truck Crashes and Liability

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove truck accident lawyer. An accident with a big truck can cause devastating injuries. However, truck accidents can be much more complex than motor vehicle accidents and require the help of an experienced lawyer. Following are some of the questions commonly asked after a motor vehicle crash with a big truck.

Is a Negligent Truck Driver Solely Liable in a Truck Accident?

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. Drivers of big trucks are expected to perform an extensive truck pre-trip inspection before taking to the road. These pre-trip inspections are time consuming. However, failure to perform the required inspections properly can lead to an accident.

What Does the Driver Check Under the Hood?

Reasons Truck Accidents Happen

Reasons Truck Accidents Happen

I’m Ed Smith, a truck accident lawyer in Stockton. Stockton residents may be seeing a surge in the number of large trucks on the road, as well as the rest of the state. Because the economy has been improving, along with manufacturing, it has increased the demand for vehicles to haul freight. In 2017, the demand for Class 8 vehicles, the heaviest trucks on the road, rose 59 percent. While this is positive news for business, it means more trucks on the road. That can translate into more danger.

Injuries Suffered in Collisions With Big Trucks

Crash Between Two Trucks Kills Both Drivers

Crash Between Two Trucks Kills Both Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, a Nevada City and Grass Valley truck accident lawyerA devastating head-on collision between two big trucks close to Cisco Grove on January 31 cost the lives of both drivers. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the cause of the accident. I would like to extend my sympathy to the families and friends of those who died in the crash.

What Happened

Rocklin Truck Accident Causes Slippery Conditions

Rocklin Truck Accident Causes Slippery Conditions

I’m Ed Smith, a Rocklin truck accident lawyer. The January 25th crash of a truck carrying cooking oil caused a hazard for motorists traveling in the area of Interstate 80 westbound at Sierra College and Commons Drive.

What Happened

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Guide to Truck Accident Types

I’m Ed Smith, an experienced Sacramento truck accident attorney. An accident with any large truck, whether a big rig, garbage truck or cement truck, can result in devastating injuries or the death of someone you love. This is generally due to the large size and weight of a big truck. Following are some of the types of truck accidents and the reasons for them.

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Tracy Truck Accident Fatally Injures One

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy truck accident attorney. A collision involving multiple vehicles occurred south of Tracy during the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Authorities reported that at least one party suffered fatal injuries due to the accident.

We wish the family and friends of the victim who passed away much comfort and peace during their time of loss.

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