Big Rig Truck Drivers Could Be At Fault For Crashes

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This summer when a Semi Truck smashed into a police car and injured the police man, a pedestrian, and himself left everyone wondering what happened and why? Everyone was still alive but came out with "moderate" injuries.

The accident happened when a police officer had the pedestrian pulled over on the side of the highway for whatever reason. The policeman and the pedestrian were both in front of the patrol car when the semi suddenly the right lane onto the shoulder and ended up smashing the police car which sent it flying into two unsuspecting people.
  Big Rig Incident

  What was their reasoning for negligence? Well the truck had no cargo and was not under any weight constraints so it shouldn't have been susceptible to sudden and uncontrollable movement. But if it was a mechanical problem then he or his trucking company shouldn't be at fault since before every trip the driver is obligated to make a "round trip" of the vehicle to make sure everything is working before leaving, the company is supposed to ensure that every driver does this before every trip.

  And lastly another possibility is that the driver had drifted off to sleep behind the wheel. This is an all too common thing among the drivers and if this were the case both the driver and his trucking company would be liable. Truck Drivers are obligated to follow mandated rest law, this is to protect themselves and everyone on the road! The trucker's employers are supposed to uphold those laws as well. If for whatever reason a breach in the rest law has happened and is found then both the driver and the company could and most likely will be liable for the injuries to the victims! So If you're tired get some rest before putting yourself and others at risk!

  Big Rig Brakes Fail

  The CHP (California Highway Patrol) officers say that the brakes failed on a big rig truck that was traveling east on State Highway 92. This happened in San Mateo. The big rig's brakes failing caused the truck to hit the other two vehicles. This was as the driver was exiting to avoid the stalled highway traffic.

  The crash was reported at 8:07 int he morning. The crash happened on the Alameda De Las Pulgas off ramp. The driver realized the brakes on the truck or trailer was starting to fail as he was traveling between Hillsdale Boulevard and Alameda de las Pulgas.

  As the truck was trying to avoid traffic, he sadly couldn't miss two vehicles, a Hyundai Sonata or a GMC Yukon. The authorities had to use the jaws of life to get the driver out of the truck. He was uninjured though.
As your personal injury attorney, we will research the elements of your case extensively, interviewing witnesses and reviewing police, accident and medical records. Our attorneys will assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek further compensation when your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance does not adequately cover the extent of damages suffered as a result of your truck-related accident. Police departments often do not have the necessary expertise to accurately assess the nature of an accident involving a large truck.


Victims of truck accidents may suffer severe physical injuries that may include:


With exorbitant medical expenses, loss of wages and your livelihood dramatically impacted, a truck-related accident can be detrimental to your health and family. In some extreme cases, wrongful death may be the result and you or your family members may be faced with excessive funerary costs. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Payment for emotional and psychological distress
  • Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Payment for pain and suffering


With over 12 years of experience in specifically dealing with Truck Injury Accidents within the state of California, the attorneys at the DAG Law Firm are committed to providing you with the exceptional legal services you need to obtain just compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at (855) 701-0003 for a free consultation with a Los Angeles Truck Accident Injury Attorney.

Daniel A. Gibalevich
DAG Law Firm

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