Accidents involving commercial trucks are among the most serious, dangerous and deadly vehicle accidents in Southern California.
At any given time, on any given day, Southern California freeways are packed with 18 wheelers, semis and big rigs. Statistics show that in recent years, truck accidents accounted for 8% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and 4% of all vehicles involved in injury crashes.
An accident with a commercial truck can cause severe and catastrophic injuries, resulting in life-altering changes or death for those involved.
For example, recently in the news, a 60-year old man was killed after an accident with the driver of a semi-tractor trailer truck in San Bernardino County. The accident happened when the man crashed his vehicle into the back of a big-rig truck that had just changes lanes in preparation to turn through the median. The truck had slowed down to about 5 mph.
Truck drivers undergo extensive training before heading out on the open road. This training is specifically designed to ensure the safety of those around them.
The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol Major Accident Investigation Team.
My condolences go out to the family of the victim. It would be wise for them to consult with a personal injury attorney who has been successful in wrongful death lawsuits.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident, it is very important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Peach & Weathers who can help you find answers to your questions and obtain justice. We are conveniently located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.