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UPDATE: Minivan Involved In Truck Accident In Mission Viejo On Interstate 5 Freeway


Oct 8, 2018

Driver Injured When Minivan Was Involved In Big Rig Truck Accident On I-5 Freeway

 MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA (October 8, 2018) The driver of a minivan was injured on his way to San Juan Capistrano after he was involved in a semi truck accident on the Interstate 5 freeway by Oso Parkway.

The minivan involved in the crash ended up on its roof and slid down an embankment. It remains unclear if there were any other passengers in the minivan.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the driver that was injured. California Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the Mission Viejo accident.

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents can be substantially more devastating than accidents between two cars. Given the weight difference between a fully loaded truck and a sedan, a truck crashing into a car can carry ten times more force. Even at lower speeds this can leave victims with substantial injuries. These may include:

  • Back injuries

  • Neck injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Head injuries

  • Rib injuries

  • Broken bones

  • Soft tissue damage

Victims are often overwhelmed with high medical bills and may not know where to begin after a collision. A truck accident attorney can take steps to make sure that you are properly compensated.

Liability In Truck Accidents

Truck drivers may face liability after an accident if they were distracted or made an unsafe driving maneuver that caused the crash. A number of accidents occur when a truck rear-ends another vehicle that is stopped on the roadway. Trucks can often be extremely heavy and drivers aren’t always the best at predicting how long it will take to slow down. Moreover, if a truck driver was working at the time of a collision the company that they work for may face vicarious liability. A victim could seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Getting Help From A Truck Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this accident. It is our hope that witnesses will come forward and speak with investigators. Someone could have easily been killed. It is of critical importance that truck drivers are properly trained and obeying the rules of the road.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed due to the negligence of a truck driver you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers are here for you. We’ve recovered over 1 billion dollars for our clients and will do everything in our power to make sure that you are taken care of after an accident. Call us today for a risk free consultation (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Ashley Ludwig. Minivan Collides With Big Rig, Overturns In Dramatic Crash. Oct 5, 2018

  2. Nolo Staff. Trucking Accidents: Common Causes & Liability. 2018

  3. Arrowhead Clinic. 5 Common Truck Accident Injuries. 2018

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