[03-05-2021] Sonoma County, CA – One Person Hurt After a Semi-Truck Accident in Petaluma

[03-05-2021] One Person Hurt After A Semi-Truck Accident In PetalumaAn unidentified person was hurt after a traffic collision involving a semi-truck in Petaluma on Friday morning, March 5.

The major collision transpired at approximately 10:40 p.m. at Lakeville Highway at Old Lakeville Road in Petaluma.

A semi-truck collided with a pickup truck hauling a boat on the highway under unclear circumstances.

A Toyota Camry was also reportedly involved in the collision. How the collision occurred, and the reason why it happened has not been established.

One unidentified person was injured as a result of the collision. Additional details about the collision are unavailable at the moment.

Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.

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Semi-Truck Accident Statistics

Tractor-trailer crashes are often complicated cases as a variety of factors need to be considered. Tractor-trailer crashes are usually caused by 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.

Unfortunately, one out of three commercial truck drivers is reported to have mild to severe sleep apnea, affecting their attentiveness and performance.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation data, almost 4,000 people were killed in tractor-trailer accidents in the U.S. back in 2015. The number of semi-truck accident fatalities from 2009-2015 rose to a whopping 22 percent. Eleven percent of all traffic fatalities also involved a tractor-trailer back in 2015.

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. A fully loaded big rig needs as much as 20 to 40 percent more stopping distance.

Personal Injury Attorney For Victims Of Semi-Truck Accidents In Sonoma County

Dealing with injuries caused by a semi-truck accident can be quite challenging and stressful as it can affect all aspects of life, such as family, work, and finances.

While waiting for the official investigation results, the victims are encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s assistance. The liable party will be required by law to compensate for the medical expenses, lost earnings, and non-economic damages (such as emotional trauma, pain, and suffering).

Suppose a semi-truck driver has left you or your loved one injured, or worse, in a traffic accident. In that case, you need the professional legal services of experienced California semi-truck accident lawyers. Arash Law is a semi-truck accident law firm in California, and we have been helping victims of truck accidents like you for several decades. Our dedicated semi-truck accident firm is committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve!

Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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