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Basic Trucker Responsibilities

Basic Trucker Responsibilities

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. As a long-time Sacramento resident, I want to help my fellow Sacramentans understand the responsibilities of the commercial trucks with whom we commonly share the roads. Knowing these responsibilities can help us understand when a commercial truck driver is liable for a trucking accident.

El Niño Threatens Sacramento Area Drivers with an Increased Risk of Truck Accidents

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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. At the moment, the state of California is in the middle of a three-year-long drought that has wrought havoc on local farmers. The Sacramento region, known for being one of the sunniest and driest regions in California, has recently seen record low rainfalls. In 2014, Sacramento saw only 10.35 inches of rain, a 51% decrease in usual rainfall totals.

Prehospital and Hospital Evaluation of Chest Trauma

Prehospital and Hospital Evaluation of Chest Trauma

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident Lawyer. While still in the field, the most that emergency medical technicians can do is to follow routine Advanced Trauma Life Support, which focuses on airway, breathing, and circulation.  It is critical to take the patient to a high level trauma center as soon as possible, avoiding unnecessary interventions that may only delay definitive treatment.

Cervical spine immobilization should be done and high flow oxygen should be given by mask. The patient should be monitored via cardiac electrodes.  There should be no delay in order to place IV lines or to intubate the patient unless the patient cannot be stabilized with a bag/mask device.

If there is no indication of respiratory difficulty or major injury, no intervention is likely to be necessary.  The EMTs should, however, make note of the condition of the vehicle and steering wheel, whether or not the victim was ejected, significant intrusion into the passenger compartment, and whether or not there were fatalities among the other passengers.  If the patient is hypotensive at the scene, this may indicate significant injury; this information should be passed on to the attending physician prior to arrival to the emergency department. Continue reading ›

Southbound Highway 5 Regrinding
Southbound Highway 5 Evidence Gone

While you were sleeping the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) was out regrinding sections of Southbound Highway 5.  This is the area of highway that has seen too many traffic accidents lately. Especially, during wet and rainy weather. One of those accidents included a tragic fatality of an innocent Elk Grove man. This, when a Federal Express truck lost control of his big rig and crashed through the center divider and into oncoming traffic. This accident happened on December 10, 2015.  On December 21, 2015 a similar accident happened. In that incident, no one lost their life. But again, the truck driver lost control of his vehicle along the same stretch of treacherous highway.

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Sacramento Truck Accident at Sutterville Road – Highway 5

On Monday, December 21, 2015, during the early morning hours, a big rig crashed while on northbound Highway 5. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash was just south of Sutterville Road in Sacramento. The truck was heading southbound when its driver lost control and crashed through the concrete center divide. This sounds very much like a recent Federal Express Trucking accident along this same stretch of highway…

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Flatbed truck crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney. Flatbed trucks are large vehicles used mainly for commercial reasons. Flatbed trucks have a minimum gross weight of about 10,000 pounds. This is less the weight of any cargo or passengers.