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Sacramento Truck Accident Spills Cargo

Sacramento Truck Accident Spills Cargo

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. Several Sacramento drivers narrowly escaped injury when a commercial truck accident dumped concrete panels onto the freeway near the Sacramento International Airport.

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Basic Trucker Responsibilities

Basic Trucker Responsibilities

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. As a long-time Sacramento resident, I want to help my fellow Sacramentans understand the responsibilities of the commercial trucks with whom we commonly share the roads. Knowing these responsibilities can help us understand when a commercial truck driver is liable for a trucking accident.

Primary Trucker Responsibility

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Big Rig Collision Tracy

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy truck accident lawyer. A big rig transporting bags of packaged salad mix was traveling along Interstate 5 in Tracy during the morning of Friday, March 17, 2017. The motorist of the big rig was driving in the right lane and was unable to avoid an alleged slow-moving truck carrying honey ahead of them. This unfortunately resulted in a big rig collision.

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Common Causes of Chico Truck Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Chico truck accident lawyer. Trucks are a crucial part of California’s economy. Practically every industry relies on truck drivers and trucks in some way, shape or form. Although trucks keep our economy growing, they can also pose some very dangerous risks on the roadway. Of course, every truck accident is different, but the majority of commercial truck accidents can typically be classified into one of three groups:

  • Truck Driver Negligence

Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer

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.

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