Truck accident

What Are Tanker Truck Crashes?

Commercial trucks of all types are integral to the consumer industry. Unfortunately, they can also pose serious threats to the safety of other drivers on the road. The size and weight of big rigs make for catastrophic and often deadly accidents. In 2017, 4,657 deadly accidents involved large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier… read more

What Are the Differences Between Override and Underride Truck Accidents?

A collision between a large truck and a standard passenger vehicle often looks different from a typical car crash. A commercial truck can exceed 80,000 pounds – about 20 times the average weight of a car. The car, therefore, will take the brunt of the force in an impact rather than both vehicles absorbing the… read more

How Much Is My Truck Accident Claim Worth?

A truck accident could cause significant personal injuries, costly vehicle damage and lifelong expenses. If someone else caused your truck accident in Sacramento, you should not have to pay for your damages. The at-fault party may be liable, or legally responsible, for the losses you suffered. Before you file an insurance claim or personal injury… read more

What Are the Different Types of Trucks and Truck Accidents?

Driving anywhere in Sacramento, California could expose you to the risk of colliding with a commercial truck. Each day, millions of large trucks pass through California on their way to pick up or deliver goods. The type and severity of a truck accident could depend on many factors, including the type of truck and the… read more

What Are the Rules and Regulations for Truckers in California?

Truck drivers have unique duties of care compared to typical vehicle drivers. They hold commercial driver’s licenses and must comply with the related regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strives to make the commercial trucking industry safer in the United States. It imposes federal laws all trucking companies and their employees must obey…. read more

How To File a Truck Accident Claim

After an accident with a commercial truck, filing a claim may be the only way to obtain compensation for your losses. California is a tort-based insurance state, meaning you will file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Identifying the at-fault party, however, can be difficult in a truck accident case. You may have… read more

Though careful, truck drivers experience many big rig accidents

  Studies have been done to see if truck drivers are more or less careful than other drivers, and the results have often shown that truck drivers do more than the average driver to be cautious and safe on the road. This makes sense, seeing as how accidents can have a drastic impact on their… read more

Showing that California drivers have been negligent

Trucking is a serious industry in California, and it comes with a lot of responsibility. Semi drivers are held to a higher level of responsibility than most drivers, due to the rules and regulations that govern the way that they can operate their vehicles. These include things like: – Keeping a log of the hours… read more

5 things not to do after California truck accidents

Sometimes, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do. After a truck accident in Sacramento — or any car accident, for that matter — there are a few things that you should certainly not do, some of which have legal ramifications. — Do not drive away from the scene… read more

Traffic safety advocates challenge FedEx business model

FedEx is a business. There is no question about that. It’s logo is well-known; its services are largely appreciated here in Roseville, other areas in California and beyond. A business, especially one that employs drivers and puts large trucks on the road, must put safety before success. There are some who have faced tragedy who… read more