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Deadly Sacramento Big Rig Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident injury lawyer. We have heard multiple reports this morning from news agencies throughout the region of a deadly Sacramento big rig crash along Interstate 5. This is the sort of news you never want to hear about – especially when our roads are wet, slick and the rain is pouring down.

What Happened?

Distracted Truck Drivers

Distracted Truck Drivers

Distracted Truck Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento truck accident attorney. Long-haul truck drivers have tough jobs that require them to spend thousands of hours on our roadways each each year. Their driving keeps them away from those they love for long periods of time. Countless companies rely on commercial truck drivers to transport their goods all over the country in a safe manner. Most truck drivers are hard working people who are conscious of the need to drive safely. But large trucks do wind up in serious traffic collisions when a truck driver or a passenger vehicle driver is distracted while behind the wheel. Given the great weight and size of an 18-wheeler, a crash with another vehicle on the highway often results in catastrophic and fatal injuries to people inside the other vehicle. It is crucial for truckers to remain alert and watchful for distracted drivers and be aware of the dangers involved in being a distracted driver behind the wheel of a large commercial truck.

Can Government Initiative Reduce California Truck Accidents?

Can Government Initiative Reduce California Truck Accidents?

Can Government Initiative Reduce California Truck Accidents?

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo trucking accident lawyer. When it comes to personal injury cases, many plaintiffs are occupants and drivers in passenger vehicles who are hit by trucks or buses. Yet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration thinks that efforts on both sides could reduce the number of accidents that can lead to devastating damage and potential maiming or death.

Amador County Fatal Crash

Amador County Fatal Crash

Amador County Fatal Crash

I’m Ed Smith, an Amador County truck accident attorney. A tragic crash took place along Highway 16 involving a big rig and a vehicle on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The head-on collision caused the death of one of the drivers.

Big Rig Crash Starts Fire

Big Rig Crash Starts Fire

Big Rig Crash Starts Fire

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident Lawyer. A frightening big rig crash happened at approximately 4:00 pm on Monday, September 19, 2016. The crash caused a fire along Highway 50 in the vicinity of Sunrise Boulevard. The big rig crash led to traffic mayhem and gridlock along this stretch of highway.

Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer. On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 a multiple vehicle accident occurred on Highway 4 in Stockton.

Common Causes of Stockton Truck Accidents

Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer

Common Causes of Stockton Truck Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer. The cause of a large commercial truck accident can usually be classified into three groups: poor truck maintenance, truck driver negligence or inability of other motorists to maneuver around a big truck. Every trucking accident is different and has its own set of unique circumstances.

Stockton Truck Driver Mistakes

Driver Mistakes in Truck Accidents

Stockton Truck Driver Mistakes

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton truck accident lawyer.  Truck drivers sometimes cause accidents because they make mistakes, putting others on the road at risk. After a truck accident with injuries, a skilled personal injury attorney can review the driver’s actions to see if the trucking company should be held liable. While the driver might have acted negligently or even intentionally ignored the law, the trucking company might have played a role by failing to hold the driver to the minimum federal standards.

Sacramento Big Rig Crash

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Sacramento Big Rig Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento trucking accident lawyer. A big rig crash involving multiple vehicles proved to me a nightmare for commuters on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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