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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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Guide to Truck Accident Types

I’m Ed Smith, an experienced Sacramento truck accident attorney. An accident with any large truck, whether a big rig, garbage truck or cement truck, can result in devastating injuries or the death of someone you love. This is generally due to the large size and weight of a big truck. Following are some of the types of truck accidents and the reasons for them.

Jackknifing

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Electronic Logging Devices Become a Reality

I’m Ed Smith, a truck accident lawyer in Sacramento. Electronic logging devices were implemented on trucks nationwide in December. This rule has met with widespread trucker opposition in recent months. However, fatigued truck drivers are a major reason accidents happen.

Electronic Logging Device Rule

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Spinal Injuries Resulting from Big Rig Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. Commercial trucks are some of the biggest vehicles on the road, and when they crash the consequences can be devastating for other motorists. Big rigs, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, and 18-wheelers can tip the scales at over 60,000 pounds more than the average sedan- as you can imagine, collisions with a vehicle of this size rarely end well for the smaller car.

Catastrophic Injury

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