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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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West Sacramento Resident Killed in Underride Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A pickup and a tractor trailer were involved in a fatal accident on Interstate 80 on Tuesday, October 24.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of the West Sacramento man who lost his life in this tragic accident.

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Truckers Slow Sacramento Traffic to a Crawl for Protest

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident attorney. Major roadways were slowed to a crawl Friday by truckers protesting the use of electronic logging devices or ELDs. It is sad that they are not behind laws that would protect citizens from those truck drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. 

What Happened?

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New Study Says Port Truck Drivers Subject to Unfair Practices

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno Truck Accident Lawyer. In an effort to halt a practice that has allegedly turned port truck drivers into what is described by some as indentured servants, a group of senators urged American corporations to stop doing business with such trucking companies. The practice has been the focal point of an investigation by the USA Today Network over the past year.

The Details of the Study

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Jackknifed Truck Halts Traffic on Capital City Freeway

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A jackknifed truck on Capital City Freeway yesterday impeded early morning commuter traffic heading west after a truck jackknifed on a bridge over the American River in the vicinity of Exposition Boulevard and Highway 51. A Sig-Alert was issued shortly after the accident occurred.

Details of the Accident

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Wrong Way Driver on I-5 Causes Fiery Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A wrong way driver died in a collision with a semi on southbound Interstate 5 on September 9 in Sacramento. The driver of the vehicle has yet to be identified at the time of this report.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family of the victim who died in this tragic accident.

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