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LOS ANGELES: Family Injured In Hit-And-Run Big Rig Truck Accident On Interstate 405 Freeway Near Sylmar

Apr 11, 2019

Family In Honda Sedan Injured On Interstate 405 Freeway Car Accident By Sylmar After Hit-And-Run Collision With Big Rig Truck In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2019) – A family had to be cut free from their car after they were involved in a hit-and-run accident with a semi-truck on Interstate 5 Freeway.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 3:29 a.m. by Sylmar. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victims. 

At least three people were treated and taken to a local area hospital. Police are still trying to find the truck driver that fled the scene. 

Liability In Truck Accidents

It has been estimated that there are around 250,000 truck accidents every year in the united states. These accidents cause an estimated 4,000 deaths and tens of thousands of injuries. According to one study by the US Department of Transportation, there are numerous factors associated with truck accidents including:

  • Prescription drug use
  • Speeding
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Fatigue
  • Illegal drug use 
  • Alcohol

When a truck driver is involved in an accident they are supposed to stop at the scene and contact police. According to California Vehicle Code 2002, “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to any property, including vehicles, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the nearest location that will not impede traffic or otherwise jeopardize the safety of other motorists. Moving the vehicle in accordance with this subdivision does not affect the question of fault.” Victims of truck accidents can be left with devastating injuries and high medical bills including:

  • Bone fractures
  • Internal trauma
  • Head injuries
  • Nerve damage

Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Most commercial trucks are required to carry at least $500,000 in liability insurance. This can help victims recover money for medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.  A truck accident attorney can fight on your behalf and make sure that you are fairly compensated. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if the successfully resolve your case. 

Getting Help After A Truck Accident 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident with a commercial truck you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can take steps to make sure that your rights are being protected. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims and will fight to make sure that your medical and financial needs are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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