A California big rig accident lawyer notes that a chain-reaction accident allegedly initiated by a semi-trailer dump truck in California damaged four vehicles and left one victim injured. The crash allegedly occurred when the semi-trailer crossed the yellow line, struck another vehicle and then knocked down a power pole. When fault on the part of truck drivers or trucking companies results in injury or death, victims may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a trucking accident lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for California. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated California big rig accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Live Power Lines Trap Driver as First Responders Arrive on Scene
A semi-trailer dump truck may have been the cause of a serious crash involving multiple vehicles when it encroached into an oncoming traffic lane on a one-lane California road. The trailer struck a sedan, which allegedly caused the passenger vehicle to hit an embankment and deflect into a second passenger vehicle, according to The Press Democrat. The collision broke the axle of the trailer, causing the trailer to detach and spill its load. The trailer’s axle and tow bar then struck a power pole and the attached lines, which fell and hit two other vehicles.
Fortunately, most of the people who were involved in this accident weren’t hurt. However, one driver was trapped in his vehicle by live power lines and had to wait for first responders to cut power to the lines before he was able to get out. The driver of the sedan reportedly sustained injuries that were serious enough to require hospitalization, the website reported.
How a California Big Rig Accident Lawyer Can Help
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, a semi-truck accident may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in a semi-truck accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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