Michael Moore Died In Car Accident With Semi Truck In Needles On The US 95 Highway; Richard Palmer Suffered Major Injuries Following The Crash
NEEDLES, CALIFORNIA (October 4, 2018) A 37-year-old man from Simi Valley identified as Michael Moore was tragically killed in a truck accident on the US 95 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the fatal truck accident took place around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. Michael Moore was a passenger in a Toyota sedan that was being driven by Richard Palmer.
For reasons that remain under investigation a semi truck hit the car that was carrying Richard Palmer and Michael Moore. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the crash on the 95 freeway in order to treat the victims for their injuries.
Michael Moore was pronounced dead and Richard Palmer sustained major injuries. He had to be airlifted to the Havasu Regional Medical Center. An investigation into the truck accident remains ongoing at this time.
Truck Accidents and Driver Fatigue
The NHTSA has listed a number of contributing factors to truck accidents. One of the most common has been fatigue. Truck drivers are often forced to work grueling hours and keep up with unrealistic expectations. A lack of sleep can have a serious impact on a drivers ability to operate their vehicle safely. A number of studies have even likened drowsy driving to drunk driving. When a truck driver doesn’t get adequate sleep this impacts their ability to recognize objects in the road and act accordingly. If a truck driver gets tired and causes an accident this can leave other drivers with serious injuries and may even result in death. Victims or their families may have the ability to file a claim for damages.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take every precaution to avoid an accident. Determining liability in a truck accident can often be a tricky proposition. Accident reconstruction investigators will conduct a forensic examination of the crash scene in order to get a better understanding of what happened. For example, skid marks will indicate that a car or truck tried to brake before a crash. If a truck driver was inattentive prior to a crash their employer may face vicarious liability for the accident. A truck accident lawyer can examine the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Michael Moore as they are grieving such an incredible loss. It is our sincere hope Richard Palmer is able to make a full recovery. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators in Needles for the sake of all of those that have been affected.
Have you or someone that you love been injured or killed due to the negligence of a truck driver? You may have legal recourse. The personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers have extensive experience helping truck accident victims and their families. We can evaluate the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are seeking legal counsel we are here to help. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.
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