Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

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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.

Jackknifing

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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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Roadway Safety Around Big Rigs

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands truck accident lawyer. Big trucks are commonly used in California to transport goods, so it isn’t unusual for the driver of a motor vehicle to pass many of them when traveling. Being familiar with safety measures to avoid accidents with big rigs is important for all drivers to get to their destinations safely.

Big Rigs Crashes

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Electronic Logging Devices Become a Reality

I’m Ed Smith, a truck accident lawyer in Sacramento. Electronic logging devices were implemented on trucks nationwide in December. This rule has met with widespread trucker opposition in recent months. However, fatigued truck drivers are a major reason accidents happen.

Electronic Logging Device Rule

Highway 70 Dangers and Solutions

Highway 70 Dangers and Solutions

I’m Ed Smith, a Marysville truck accident lawyer. Marysville residents know that the stretch of Highway 70 between their city and Oroville is highly dangerous and the site of many fatal auto accidents. The section of highway, nicknamed “Blood Alley” has been the site of 13 fatal auto accidents in the last year alone and, although some of the accidents can be blamed on the outdated design of the highway, California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that reckless driving is a factor as well.

A Dangerous Route

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Safe Driving Around Large Trucks

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi truck accident lawyer. In California, cargo is moved primarily by truck, approximately three million tons each day. According to the California Department of Transportation, over 5 million commercial trucks and 2 million trailers are registered in the state. Accidents between a semi and a smaller passenger vehicle usually end in injury or death to the motorist. Learning a few ways to practice safe driving near trucks is essential.

No Zones Can Mean Trouble

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The Dangers of Jackknife Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln truck accident lawyer. Jackknifing occurs when the trailer being pulled by a big truck moves at a faster rate than the cab. As the trailer swivels around, it resembles a jackknife with its 90-degree angle. Unfortunately, other motorists who share the road with a jackknifing truck can suffer serious injuries as a result.

What Causes a Big Truck to Jackknife?

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Truck Accident Compensation

I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills truck accident lawyer. Truck accidents can result in horrific injuries or wrongful death due to negligence by a trucker or his or her employer. Due to the nature of truck accidents, obtaining just compensation is not simple. Rather, it requires both legal acumen and superlative technical investigatory tools.

Reasons Truck Accidents Happen

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Deadly Woodland Pedestrian Truck Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland truck accident lawyer. On the morning of Thursday, November 30, 2017, a collision involving a big-rig truck happened along a state highway near Woodland. Sadly, the collision left one woman with fatal injuries.

We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the woman who passed away in this crash.

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