Semi-Truck Accident Involving Big Rig SUV On Interstate 80 In Soda Springs Injured Multiple People
SODA SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA (February 22, 2019) – Multiple people have been injured after a car accident involving a BMW SUV and a big rig truck on the Interstate 80 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:35 p.m.not far from the Rainbow Road on-ramp. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to determine what happened.
Authorities are saying that at least one of the victim suffered major injuries. The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation at this time.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Nearly 5,000 people are killed every year in accidents involving large commercial trucks. Fatigue continues to be a major factor in a number of truck accidents. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Driver fatigue may be due to a lack of adequate sleep, extended work hours, strenuous work or non-work activities, or a combination of other factors. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) reported that 13 percent of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers were considered to have been fatigued at the time of their crash.”
If a truck driver was working at the time of an accident the company that they were working for could face vicarious liability. Companies are generally held responsible for the conduct of their employees who are working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have the ability to file a personal injury claim in order to recover damages. A truck accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply about making sure that our clients get the compensation that they need to recover fully. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are seeking legal counsel we are here for you. You can always reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.