Colton Truck Accident Causes Havoc on the 215 Freeway
A big rig collided with a passenger vehicle on the northbound Interstate 215 Freeway, shutting down all northbound lanes on February 14, 2018. A SigAlert just north of the border between Riverside and San Bernardino counties was at approximately 7 p.m. Although the fiery collision was expected to close lanes for only 1.5 hours, most lanes remained closed throughout most of the night. Colton police and firefighter worked to direct traffic and extinguish the blaze.
The passengers of the motor vehicle and the truck driver were able to get out of their vehicles before being engulfed in fire. However, the truck driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Getting Compensation After a Truck Accident
If you have recently suffered injuries in a large truck collision, or lost a loved one due to a truck driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Truck accidents are often more severe than accidents involving only passenger vehicles. The massive size and weight of a truck, compared to a passenger vehicle, can cause serious injuries and even death in an accident.
An experienced Colton truck accident attorney can help you hold the responsible parties liable for their negligence. There are a number of parties who could be liable for injuries sustained in a truck accident, including:
- Truck company
- Truck driver
- Owner of the truck
- Company leasing the truck
- Owner of the leasing company
- Owner of the trailer, if attached
- Company leasing the trailer
- Manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or components
- Shipper who wanted the load transported
- Broker who hired the trucking company to deliver the load
A knowledgeable attorney will know how to handle complicated truck accident cases and clarify which parties can be held liable for your injuries. A good truck accident lawyer can also help you get full compensation for your injuries, including:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Contact an Experienced Colton Truck Accident Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our Colton truck accident attorneys are experienced in handling all types of auto accidents, especially those involving trucks and big rigs, and getting our clients the compensation they deserve. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our lawyers, please call us at 888.848.5084.