Truck Crash on I-5 and El Dorado Street
On the morning of Monday, December 5, 2022, officials in Stockton reported a truck crash on southbound I-5 and El Dorado Street. The California Highway Patrol reported two trucks involved in a traffic collision.
Details on the Truck Crash on I-5 and El Dorado Street in Stockton
A preliminary report by officials revealed that both trucks came to a rest along the shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 and caused major delays in the area. The No. 3 lane of southbound I-5 was closed for several hours while CHP traffic officials investigated. Drivers were asked to avoid the area while crews cleared the scene.
Things to Know About Truck Accident Cases
There are busy highways and intersections in Stockton, California, meaning that drivers may face themselves sharing the road with many drivers of commercial trucks. The stretch of Interstate 5 through Stockton has seen its fair share of traffic collisions. Safety should be a priority for all motorists on the road. Truck drivers are held to a greater standard due to the overwhelming size, weight, and momentum of big rigs. Any ounce of inconsideration or disregard may compromise the safety of others and lead to a catastrophic crash with serious injuries or even death in some extreme cases.
Big rig crashes, like other types of motor vehicle collisions, are preventable most of the time. Truck drivers are often under pressure to make load deliveries on time due to demanding consumers and tight deadlines. Trucking accidents are often caused by driver error, fatigue, distracted driving, not following Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, speeding, and more. Collisions involving commercial trucks may be complex due to the state and federal laws that apply, not to mention difficult insurance companies downplaying or denying claims.
Being involved in a truck collision is challenging enough. After this type of crash, you may find yourself dealing with vehicle repair costs and medical bills associated with mild to severe accident-related injuries. You may face a long road to recovery, and rebuilding your life may be difficult, especially if the incident was the result of someone else’s negligence. By working with a legal team whose sole focus is assisting people injured in accidents, you can focus on healing and getting your life back on track while your accident attorney handles all aspects of your case from start to finish.
About Our Law Firm
The truck accident lawyers from our law office have decades of combined experience handling big rig crash cases. When you turn to us for assistance, we will start working on your commercial truck accident case immediately and protect your rights every step of the way. Trucking companies and insurers have attorneys working on their side, and you should as well. For information on the services that our legal team offers and how we can help you with your case, contact us for a free consultation or watch the video featured below.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. When a large commercial truck collides with another vehicle, it usually causes severe damage because of the size, momentum, and forces involved in these crashes. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash with a large truck, you should call a lawyer near you immediately to discuss your case. The California personal injury lawyers from our law firm are here to help and offer free, friendly advice. Call (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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