[08-04-2020] Los Angeles, CA – Injuries Reported After a 2-Truck Accident on 5 Freeway

[08-04-2020] Los Angeles, CA - Injuries Reported After a 2-Truck Accident on 5 FreewayTwo people sustained injuries after a truck accident on 5 Freeway on Tuesday afternoon, August 4.

According to the initial reports from a local news source, two big rigs were involved in the collision. The accident transpired at around 1:00 p.m.in the southbound lanes of the freeway near 110 Freeway connector.

How the collision occurred and why it happened is currently unclear. One person was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by firefighters. Two people were injured as a result of the accident. Both of them were immediately taken to a nearby hospital. They are now in a stable condition.

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Tractor-Trailer Crash Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are investigating the crash. They will attempt to determine the cause and liability.

According to the California Department of Transportation, the dominant mode of freight transportation in California is big rigs or tractor-trailers. More than 78 percent of the California communities rely exclusively on tractor-trailers to move their cargo. Further, NHTSA forwards that the number of traffic fatalities that involved a big rig steadily rose from 2013 to 2017. This means that, as the trucking industry continues to grow in California, the number of fatalities caused by big rigs increases.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), big rig trucks’ fatality rate has increased by 30 percent since 2009. There were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017 alone. Tractor-trailer accidents are caused by various factors like loss of control of the truck, a tire blowout, a disabling or non-disabling vehicle failure, excessive speed, lane drifting, improper truck maneuvering, and driver fatigue. Tractor-trailer accidents are more deadly compared to other types of road accidents. It’s mainly because of the considerable size difference of big rig trucks compared to other vehicles on the road. A fully loaded big rig needs as much as 20 to 40 percent more stopping distance.

When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney specializing in fatal tractor-trailer accident cases to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help prove the negligence of the guilty driver. They can hire expert witnesses, conduct driver background checks, and review applicable insurance coverage for their client.


Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Los Angeles

[08-04-2020] Los Angeles, CA - Injuries Reported After a 2-Truck Accident on 5 Freeway It can be quite challenging to deal with injuries after a tractor-trailer accident. After all, it can potentially disrupt all aspects of life (such as family, work, and finances.)

While waiting for the results of the official investigation, the victims are encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s help. Lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients and ensure that they will be compensated fairly.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a big rig accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced big rig accident lawyer. The dedicated legal team at Arash Law in California has the experience, knowledge, and commitment to guide your claim toward its most beneficial outcome skillfully.

We’re standing by to help – 24 hours a day and seven days a week – so please give us a call us at (888) 488-1391 today. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Riverside, Woodland Hills, Orange County. They are more than happy to travel to your home, office, or place of recovery.

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