Robben Road Fatality Big Rig Accident Kills Driver of Sedan
A big rig accident involving a Chevy sedan occurred in Dixon on October 10 that killed the driver of the passenger vehicle. The collision happened near the Robben Road intersection with Vaughn Road around 7:00 a.m. The incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the driver of the Chevy was going west along Vaughn Road as the big rig was moving south along Robben Road.
Driver of Big Rig Broadsides Other Vehicle
The big rig driver broadsided the Chevy, which caused the smaller vehicle to be moved through the intersection and experience a rollover in a nearby orchard. The driver of the Chevy was not using a seat restraint when the collision happened and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The deceased man was identified by the Solano County Coroner as Jose Jimenez, who was a Woodland resident, age 34. The big rig accident is being investigated by authorities.
Negligent Truck Drivers Can Lead to a Big Rig Accident
The trucking industry is one of the most important parts of our economy. In order to sustain our way of life and survive, they deliver the goods we need. It is unfortunate that some truckers can cause dangerous collisions. Truckers are responsible for driving safely and not endangering others. Negligence can result in them being held accountable when they do not comply.
Common Types of Negligence in a Truck Accident
An accident involving a big rig can be caused by a trucker’s negligence for many reasons. Oftentimes, truckers must drive for long periods of time, resulting in fatigue. As a result, they may make mistakes or fall asleep at the wheel. Additionally, truckers may be distracted by their GPS or phone instead of paying attention to the road. A truck that is improperly maintained can also cause an accident. The brakes of a truck can be very dangerous if they are not working properly, for example.
You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love has died in a big rig accident. Having a Dixon wrongful death lawyer on your side can help you understand your rights and options. Truck accidents can be complicated, so it’s essential to have an experienced accident attorney representing you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Filing a Claim for Wrongful Death
The surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim under California law. Other relatives, such as parents or siblings, can file a claim if none of these relatives exist.
A wrongful death claim can recover many different types of damages, including:
- The cost of funerals and burials
- Compensation for lost earnings and benefits
- The spouse can recover damages for the loss of love, comfort, companionship, consortium, assistance and moral support
- Children in the family can recover from the loss of guidance and nurture
Dixon Truck Accident Lawyer
I am Ed Smith, a Dixon truck accident lawyer. Truck accidents often leave devastating injuries or fatalities to those in smaller vehicles. If a negligent trucker caused the injury or death of your loved one, you may be able to recover compensation. Contact us for our compassionate, free and friendly advice at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400. We also offer an online contact form.
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