Injuries Reported in Yuba City Big Rig Accident

Big Rig Accident With Sedan Occurs on S.R. 99

A big rig accident involving a sedan occurred in Yuba City on November 27, resulting in minor injuries. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring around 12:38 p.m. along southbound S.R. 99 and Oswald Road. The crash partially blocked the southbound lane and involved a tractor-trailer and Toyota Corolla. 

Minor Injuries Reported in Big Rig Accident

The Toyota reportedly had major front-end damage as a result of the crash and was towed from the scene. The CHP is investigating the accident to determine fault.

How a Negligent Truck Driver Can Cause a Collision From the Rear

Truck drivers who are negligent or careless behind the wheel can be a major hazard on the roads. Negligent truck drivers may not pay attention to their surroundings, fail to use turn signals when changing lanes, follow other vehicles too closely, drive at excessive speeds or take other dangerous actions while driving. In particular, this kind of negligence can cause rear-end collisions with another vehicle or object. Additional causes of a rear-end collision caused by the driver of a big rig include:

  • Suddenly slowing down without warning
  • Malfunctioning tail lights
  • Weaving into an adjacent lane 
  • A blowout, bad brakes or another mechanical defect in the big rig

The force from a big rig accident is often significant enough to cause serious injuries and fatalities for those involved in the crash.

Underride Accidents With Big Rigs

Underride accidents in which a car slides underneath the trailer of a large truck are especially hazardous because of the lack of protection for occupants in the smaller vehicle. In addition, truck operators should take certain safety precautions when driving such as using lower speeds in wet and windy weather, reducing speed for curves and hills, avoiding sudden stops or lane changes and keeping an eye out for smaller vehicles. 

Negligence in a Big Rig Accident

Negligent truck drivers can be found liable for rear-end collisions. The driver’s negligence must be proven in order to hold them responsible for the big rig accident and any associated damages. Negligence can also include elements such as distracted driving, intoxication or drug use and fatigue. Negligent truck drivers can also be held liable for failing to maintain their vehicles properly, for example, if brakes were not checked regularly and failed during the collision.

Contacting a Truck Accident Lawyer

It is important for those injured in rear-end collisions involving trucks to contact a legal professional with experience in dealing with these types of cases. An accident attorney can review all the evidence from the collision and determine if the truck driver was negligent and should have been more careful while driving. Injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages or injuries resulting from a rear-end collision with a truck.  A lawyer can help them seek justice and hold the negligent party accountable.

Yuba City Truck Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Yuba City truck accident lawyer. It is common for semis to cause severe injuries in collisions. In the event that a truck driver or employer is negligent, you could be entitled to compensation. Get free and friendly advice from one of our injury lawyers by calling (530) 392-9400. We can also be reached by phone at (800) 404-5400 or online.

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