Sleeping Big Rig Driver Involved In Redlands Truck Accident After Rear Ending Another Semi-Truck On Interstate 10 Freeway By Ford Street
REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA (April 19, 2019) – A sleeping big rig driver crashed into another semi-truck on Interstate 10 freeway not far from Ford Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the truck accident took place around 2:46 a.m. CHP officers arrived at the scene and saw one of the trucks flipped on its side.
Multiple lanes of the freeway were closed as authorities continued to investigate. Redlands firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victims.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck drivers who are injured on the job may be able to receive workers compensation if they are injured. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” A fully loaded truck can weigh over 10,000 lbs and is capable of causing catastrophic damages. Injuries from a truck accident may include:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal trauma
Depending on the facts of any case, a truck driver may seek other forms of recovery in addition to worker’s compensation. A truck driver that is injured may be able to recover damages through a third party liability claim. For example, if a truck driver was injured due to the negligence of another truck driver they could pursue a personal injury claim. Damages in a personal injury claim can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine the unique 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 thoughts and prayers to the truck driver that was rear-ended in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue to investigate. There needs to be some accountability for this accident. Someone could have easily been killed.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you have. We are committed to making sure that our clients get the support that they need to fully recover. Whether you need medical or financial support after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.