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Treating Truck Accident Traumatic Injuries

Treating Truck Accident Traumatic Injuries

Treating Truck Accident Traumatic Injuries – Those who drive large trucks serve an important role in the United States economy. By hauling supplies and inventory in large quantities from place to place, industries have the materials that they need to continue producing valuable products for our country. On the other hand, accidents that occur involving large trucks can also be incredibly dangerous. According to some of the statistics that have been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • More than a quarter of trucks that were surveyed were found to have a problem with their brakes

Commercial Truck Accident Claim

commercial truck accident claim

Commercial Truck Accident Claim – A commercial truck accident claim often includes severe injuries when the collision involves smaller vehicles. In a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2016, 4,213 people died in crashes with large trucks, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Although measures have been put in place to try to reduce the number of accidents and resulting injuries and fatalities, it is still a problem along the nation’s roadways.

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Dump Truck Hits Pickup, Trapping Driver

Dump Truck Collides With Pickup Trapping Driver
Dump Truck Hits Pickup, Trapping Driver. A morning collision on August 10, 2018, between a pickup truck and a dump truck at an intersection along Florin Road resulted in an injury when the vehicles collided in South Sacramento. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver of the pickup was trapped inside the vehicle, and the Sacramento Fire Department had to be called in to free the injured driver. The accident will be investigated by the CHP to determine fault.

Accident Details

July 3 Underride Accident on Hwy. 50 in Sacramento

July 3 Underride Accident on Hwy. 50 in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. An underride collision occurred on July 3 along Highway 50 in South Sacramento that required the issuance of a SigAlert. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Sacramento fire department was called, along with emergency rescue personnel to help deal with the collision. Although an injury was reported, the condition of the person is unknown.

Accident Details

Determining Fault in a Sacramento Truck Accident

Determining Fault in a Loomis CA Truck Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Loomis Truck accident attorney. Deaths caused by collisions involving freight hauling trucks have been increasing since 2012. Considering there are almost four million tons of goods transported daily in California, accidents aren’t surprising. Due to the complexity of truck accidents, an experienced truck accident lawyer is necessary to help determine fault.

Driving Standards Are Elevated for Commercial Truck Drivers

Highway 99 Accident Left Truck Dangling Over Bridge in Sacramento

Highway 99 Accident Left Truck Dangling Over Bridge in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. An accident on June 6, 2018, closed down a portion of Highway 99 southbound just past Elk Grove. Despite the traffic headache it caused, the driver was able to exit the vehicle, thanks to a good Samaritan. After the truck plunged 30 to 40 feet, a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the driver’s escape from harm was extraordinary. 

Accident Details

Off Ramp Accident Between a Sedan and Semi Truck in Sacramento

Off Ramp Accident Between a Sedan and Semi Truck in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A May 29 accident between a sedan and semi along Interstate 5 was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It is unknown at this time whether any injuries resulted from the crash or which driver was at fault. 

Accident Details

Ice Truck Overturns on Sacramento Ramp Between I-5 and I-80

Ice Truck Overturns on Sacramento Ramp Between I-5 and I-80

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A rollover of an ice truck on the ramp that connects Interstate 5 to Interstate 80 eastbound closed the area down during the early morning hours on May 21. A representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the vehicle had been moving too quickly and that may have contributed to the accident.

Ice Truck Crash Details

Illicit Substances and Truck Driving

Illicit Substances and Truck Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. When people get in a car, they accept the risk of an accident. No matter the situation, there is always the possibility of a crash occurring. However, when the collision involves a truck, the consequences can be severe. While even minor car accidents can lead to severe injuries, the chances are higher for larger vehicles. According to a recent study regarding trucks and accidents, about 13 percent of truck accidents happen because of driver fatigue. The study also found that:

  • More than a quarter of all crashes involved prescription drugs.

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Extensive

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. Drivers of big trucks are expected to perform an extensive truck pre-trip inspection before taking to the road. These pre-trip inspections are time consuming. However, failure to perform the required inspections properly can lead to an accident.

What Does the Driver Check Under the Hood?

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