Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

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Big Truck Rollover Accident onto Railroad Tracks in Merced County

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced truck accident lawyer. Merced County was the site of a big rig rolled over onto railroad tracks, leaving authorities to stop a scheduled train from passing before a collision could occur. The train was halted before it hit the overturned vehicle.

Accident Details

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Air Brake Failure in Big Trucks – AutoAccident.com

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno truck accident lawyer. At the end of March, Navistar, the owner of International trucks, recalled 2,700 trucks due to a problem with maintaining the pressure in the brake system. According to Navistar, the mounting bracket for the air dryer could fracture, causing a leak in air pressure. This would cause the brakes to malfunction, increasing the stopping distance. Navistar said it would replace the bracket on affected models.

Air Brakes: An Introduction

Four Top Reasons Truck Accidents Happen - AutoAccident.com

Four Top Reasons Truck Accidents Happen – AutoAccident.com

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno truck accident lawyer. Truck accidents are common in California, particularly in those areas where there is high interstate traffic. This takes a devastating toll on occupants in passenger vehicles as they share the road with big trucks.

Incidence of Accidents Involving Big Trucks

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Box Truck Accident on Highway 41 Blocked Northbound Lanes in Fresno

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno truck accident lawyer. A box truck accident on Highway 41 blocked traffic for hours as first responders worked to free three critically injured victims.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my wishes that they recover quickly and fully.

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Water Tanker Truck Driver Killed in Napa Accident on Oakville Grade

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa truck accident lawyer. A rollover accident claimed the life of the 41st person killed in the wildfires that spread through Northern California. The water tender driver was headed downhill to refill the tanker.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family of this brave firefighter, Garrett Paiz, who lost his life in this tragic accident.

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Overturned Truck Stalls Traffic in State Route 152 Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced truck accident lawyer. An accident on California State Route 152 due to an overturned commercial truck caused delays in early evening traffic. Authorities have said the accident was caused by drowsy driving.

Accident Details

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Operation Safe Driver Week Promotes Truck Safety

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno truck accident attorney. This week marks Operation Safe Driver Week across the nation. Safety programs will be held to promote safe driving for commercial trucks not only in the United States but in neighboring Canada and Mexico. Agencies for law enforcement will also have officers out around the country looking for traffic infractions to promote safe driving and get serious traffic offenders off the roads. This year’s safe driver week runs from October 15 through the 21st.

Statistics for Crashes With Big Rigs

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Fatal Stockton Truck Accident on I-5 Past Benjamin Holt Drive

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton truck accident attorney. An accident on Interstate 5 in Stockton left one person dead after a big rig rear-ended a passenger vehicle stopped on the highway.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the family in this time of sorrow.

Using Augmented Reality Techniques to Help Train Truck Drivers

Using Augmented Reality Techniques to Help Train Truck Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno truck accident lawyer. Big changes may be coming soon to the trucking industry as it employs high tech to make driving a big rig safer and more efficient. Although many people are familiar with self-driving trucks, which may be taking to the roads soon, other technology such as augmented reality is coming into use in the trucking industry.

Technology to Make Driving a Big Truck Safer

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Truckers Slow Sacramento Traffic to a Crawl for Protest

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident attorney. Major roadways were slowed to a crawl Friday by truckers protesting the use of electronic logging devices or ELDs. It is sad that they are not behind laws that would protect citizens from those truck drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. 

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