Tag Archives: Truck Accidents

Approach for Setting the Initial Demand Figure

Determining the appropriate amount to present to the insurance carrier to settle a personal injury claim is a systematic process. The following is the approach that an Orange County truck accident attorney will use in calculating the initial demand figure. Step 1 – Assessing the Medical Bills The primary measure of damages is the medical bills. A personal injury attorney will examine and sum up the well-documented medical costs....
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Fontana Truck Collision Critically Injures 2

Local news agencies have reported a truck accident in the Riverside area Tuesday that left two individuals with serious injuries. The accident happened at about 1:00 in the morning at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Calabash Avenue in Fontana. The Fontana community, east of the Los Angeles metro area, is just above highway 10 from central Riverside. The specific details are scant, but California Highway Patrol officers spoke...
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Southern California Race Promoter Faces Wrongful Death Suits

Recently eight people died, and ten more suffered serious injuries at the popular off-road California 200 race when a vehicle lost control and spun into the crowd. According to reports and video of the event, fans were watching the race just feet from the action, a move that other race promoters call plain stupid. Because the event took place on federal land, the race promoters are facing a federal...
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Tragic Off-Road Accident Kills Eight in Southern California

Recently, a popular Southern California off-road racing event, California 200, turned tragic when eight spectators died after a serious off-road accident. Since the race took place on federally owned land (operated by the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM), an official federal probe has been opened. The issue is whether the promoter of the California 200 off-road race violated rules that require fans to remain at least 100 feet...
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Southern California Bus/SUV Accident Still Under Investigation

A recent bus accident is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. The bus was traveling from Los Angeles to Sacramento when it struck an overturned SUV on Highway 99. Toxicology reports later determined that the driver of the SUV had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. The accident took the lives of six people, three women in the SUV and three bus passengers. Other bus...
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California Truck Accident Snarls Traffic

A fiery truck accident closed all eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway recently. The collision between a tractor-trailer and a late model Ford Mustang snarled traffic for hours as emergency response personnel investigated the truck accident and cleaned debris from the road. The California Highway Patrol received notification of the crash around 1:10 a.m. and arrived at the accident scene between Knott Avenue and Beach Boulevard in Buena Park....
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5 Killed, 6 Injured in Three-Vehicle Auto Accident on Interstate 5

Slick roads may have been a contributing factor in a three-vehicle auto accident that claimed the lives of five people and sent six more to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The accident occurred recently on Interstate 5 near Newhall Pass just before midnight when a Mazda pickup truck spun out of control, struck the center divider and overturned. A Nissan Altima with six occupants was traveling behind...
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How to Avoid a California Truck Accident

California truck accident lawyer Samer Habbas would like to remind his fellow drivers that there are steps that they can take to avoid becoming another truck accident statistic. With so many 18-wheelers on our state’s streets and highways, he would like to offer the following driving safety tips: 1. Report aggressive truck drivers If you see a truck driver who is reckless, aggressive, drifting from one lane to another...
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Nine People Hospitalized in California Truck Accident

A recent article in the Tracy Press claims that nine people were sent to various hospitals on September 28, 2009, in a California trucking accident that involved a semi truck rear-ending a passenger van. According to police officials investigating the accident, the rear-end collision occurred on Interstate 205 by 11th Street. A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol said that the trucking accident occurred just after 6 a.m., sending...
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Butane Tanker Crashes on San Diego Freeway

According to the DailyBreeze.com, on April 29, 2009, a tanker truck carrying over 8,000 gallons of flammable butane overturned on the San Diego Freeway. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the freeway shortly before midnight. Officials say that none of the butane carried by the tanker spilled, and clean-up crews have safely cleared away the wreckage. So far, the cause of the crash has not been determined....
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