Semi-truck drivers have an added responsibility to the safety standards that all drivers must adhere to because of the massive size of their vehicles. When a car or pickup truck is involved in an accident with a semi-truck, those riding in the smaller vehicle face a much higher risk of being injured in the collision.
The California Highway Patrol has recently reported on a semi-truck crash that occurred on Route 163 over the weekend that took the life of one person. According to crash responders, the accident occurred in Linda Vista when a PT Cruiser collided with a semi-truck for reasons that are still unknown.
The driver of the PT Cruiser was killed as a result of the impact. Police have reported that speed may have been a factor as well as the wet pavement at the time of crash. After the crash occurred, the lanes of traffic were shut down for nearly four hours as police officers diverted traffic to other areas.
Another semi-truck accident occurred earlier in the weekend and took the life of a San Diego man and injured three others. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need knowledgeable representation on your side to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Although financial compensation cannot make the tragic accident go away, it can help clear the added stress that comes with paying for medical bills. Contact the truck accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates today.
Last month in San Diego, a 9-year-old skateboarder was severely injured after he collided with a city trash truck. The truck accident caused the boy to suffer a serious leg injury. His left leg had to be amputated in order for him to fully recover.
The family of the young boy is suing the city of San Diego, claiming that the truck driver was negligent in his actions that led to the accident. The boy was riding his skateboard on the sidewalk when he turned around to see where his other friends were, and hit the side of the truck.
The truck driver was attempting to make a three-point turn at the time of the collision. The lawsuit was filed against the city as well as the truck driver responsible for the injuries.
This Monday, 2 people were killed and 1 was injured in a truck accident on Interstate 805. The accident occurred south of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at around 10 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Police are investigating the accident, but officials believe that a FedEx semi-truck T-boned a vehicle traveling on I-805. The sedan involved in the accident appeared to have been hit on its passenger side. Reports indicate that the sedan may have lost control on the highway before being hit.
The driver of the sedan and a passenger in the vehicle were killed in the accident. Another passenger in the vehicle was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.
Our utmost sympathies go out to the victims’ families and friends.
Last month, the victim of a truck accident in California was awarded $12.2 million. $235,000 of the verdict was allotted to past medical expenses related to the injuries incurred in the accident and the remainder was awarded for future medical expenses, therapy, and lost income.
The truck accident occurred in San Diego County in January 2008 when two rear wheels fell off of a YRC, Inc. truck, causing the truck to veer into the path of a Chevy Metro. The driver of the Metro and plaintiff in the lawsuit suffered a traumatic brain injury and spinal injury in the accident.
These injuries caused the victim to experience memory loss, personality change, difficulty concentrating, and chronic pain. Since the accident, the driver has had multiple surgeries to treat his injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a truck accident, contact the San Diego truck accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to learn more about how we can help you.