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California truck accident engulfs vehicle in flames

California highways are often congested with traffic. Every motorist is obligated to act with caution and adhere to traffic laws for the safety of all who share the roads. Any number of things can cause a car or truck accident. All too often, one of the reasons is driver negligence.

Establishing negligence in a California trucking accident

Thousands of 18-wheelers travel the highways here in California and across the country every day. In an attempt to ensure the safety of its drivers and everyone else on the road, the industry is highly regulated. If you become the victim of a trucking accident, it is important to begin gathering evidence to establish negligence and estimate your damages as soon as possible.

Proper brake system maintenance improves truck safety

Proper maintenance is a vital component of safety when operating a large truck. Failure within the brake system is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents when it comes to large trucks and tractor trailers. Regularly attending to the brake system is one of the most important parts of keeping your big-rig road ready and as safe as possible in all driving conditions.

A trucking accident can have varied causes and requires help

There can be many complicated components to a truck accident involving injuries. The exact cause of a trucking accident in California as well as what actions may be necessary afterwards can both impact how victims recover and what chances that victim has for recouping financial losses afterwards. First, pinpointing the cause may be necessary; then, exploring how a personal injury case may be pursued may be the next step.

Investigation can pinpoint fault in a truck accident

The sheer size and weight of a big rig is no match for a smaller vehicle. When a truck accident occurs on California roadways, the first step is -- understandably -- determining the health and well-being of any accident victims. Authorities may also begin an investigation that could ultimately lay the groundwork for any legal claims for damages, whether against the trucker, the truck company and/or any other parties believed to have been at fault.

Where to turn for an accident involving a truck

They are behemoths, you can't see around them, you can't see the exit signs coming up ahead, sometimes they drift in and out of lanes with the same attention span a coloring 3-year old gives to lines. When a truck shares the roadway with you, it often feels like they share as well as a 3-year old, too. If you or a loved one was hurt by a truck or other commercial vehicle, you may need serious medical care, rehabilitation, and psychiatric therapy. Additionally, the accident may have destroyed your vehicle and caused you to miss work. The truck accident may have done far worse, and the consequences may be life altering.

Fatigued truckers cause mayhem on California roads

Commercial truck drivers might spend more time on the road than anybody else in California. They are often under serious pressure from their employers to complete their deliveries as quickly as possible. Because of this and other reasons, drivers are often tempted to put in very long hours and forgo sleep, even when their eyelids begin to droop.

So much to live for

He was 26 years old when his life came to an abrupt end on a California highway. According to his obituary, the Navy veteran was studying to become an EMT was to have been married this past summer.

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