North Highlands Semi-Truck Crash Seriously Injures Other Motorist

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January 13, 2023
Edward Smith

Semi-Truck Crash on Gold Run Avenue Causes Critical Injuries

A semi-truck crash involving a passenger vehicle in North Highlands on January 10 caused critical injuries to the sedan driver. The accident occurred at the intersection of Gold Run Avenue and Roseville Road at about 10:45 p.m., according to Sac Metro Fire. The vehicle was underneath the front of the semi, and the driver was trapped inside. 

Sedan Driver Requires Extrication From Vehicle

After extricating the driver from the vehicle, it was determined by medics that the person had sustained critical injuries. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital for further assessment and treatment. The accident is under investigation by authorities to determine the cause of the collision.

How a Negligent Trucker Can Cause an Accident Involving Other Vehicles

Trucks are among the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road, so when a trucker is negligent, it can lead to serious accidents involving others. Negligent truckers may not follow the rules of the road or adhere to federal regulations that govern their behavior. This can include not checking blind spots before making turns, not adequately inspecting the truck or trailer, driving too close to other vehicles and speeding or texting while driving. In addition, overloaded trucks can cause an imbalance that affects vehicle handling in dangerous ways.

Recovering Compensation After a Semi-Truck Crash Injury

Negligent truckers are often liable for any accidents they cause due to their negligence. In some cases, the company that employs a trucker may be liable for injuries in a semi-truck crash. The injured party could be qualified to receive compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. By recovering compensation, the injured party cannot only avoid the financial strain caused by their semi-truck crash but can hold the driver and/or company responsible, which may help prevent their negligence in the future. 

Building a Case Against a Negligent Truck Driver

When building a compensation case against a negligent truck driver, an experienced injury lawyer can use several strategies and tactics to help prove the defendant’s negligence. The lawyer can request that the court subpoena the trucking company’s records in order to review any violations of federal regulations or other rules. Additionally, they can examine maintenance logs and inspect evidence from the scene of the accident, such as skid marks or debris.

The injury attorney will also interview any witnesses who were present during or after the accident, including doctors who treated any involved parties following injuries sustained in the crash. The attorney will use this evidence to demonstrate why the truck driver is liable for the damages suffered by others in the crash. They may also use comprehensive medical reports to prove that injuries sustained in the accident were caused by negligence and can justify any financial compensation being sought.

Recovering the Compensation You Deserve

Ultimately, an injury lawyer can provide invaluable support and guidance to those hurt by negligent truck drivers. By using their experience and resources within the legal system, the legal team can build a strong case for seeking compensation from a negligent party – providing much-needed relief and security to those injured in accidents involving trucks.

North Highlands Truck Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I am a North Highlands truck accident lawyer.  To learn more about filing a claim for compensation after being injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or the company that employs them, please call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. Contact us online as well. During your free and friendly consultation with us, we will review your case and explain what options you have for collecting damages.

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