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March 18, 2016
Edward Smith

Woodland Truck Overturns

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Woodland Truck Overturns

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland truck accident attorney. Heavy rains contributed to the fish-tailing of large commercial truck on Friday, March 4, 2016.

What Happened?

A big-rig was driving along Interstate 5 above East Main Street in Woodland. It was raining and the roads were wet and slick. The big-rig driver lost control and overturned. Traffic through the area was shut down for several hours of the afternoon.

Was Anyone Injured?

The operator of the big-rig, Robert Hirschfield of Williams, was not hurt. His 2011 Peterbuilt was not so fortunate. It suffered moderate property damage. Additionally, 30-feet of roadway damage occurred to the east edge of the Main Street bridge.

Does the Law Require Trucks To Carry Liability Insurance?

Yes. Federal law mandates that trucks be insured. Drivers are required to carry proof of that insurance, if they are driving between states or countries, or if they are hauling hazardous materials. Trucks are not to be operated or driven until and unless they have the required insurance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires higher insurance premiums in some trucking industry situations as proof of financial responsibility. This liability insurance covers injuries and damages to others as the result of commercial trucking accidents.

Woodland Trucking Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland trucking accident attorney. I’ve been serving the Woodland community in the area of personal injury law since 1982. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to the negligence of a truck driver, call me right away at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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Source of Woodland Truck Overturns – The Daily Democrat – Rain Causes big-rig to jack-knife on I-5 over Main Street

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