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According to the Land Line Magazine, a 90-day ban on trucks is in effect for a stretch of California highway. The temporary ban on trucks went into effect on April 5, 2009. The ban comes in the wake of a deadly truck accident that left two people dead and twelve injured.

injured-in-hitOn April 1, 2009, a big rig truck lost its brakes on a downhill stretch of Angeles Crest Highway. As the truck slalomed down the steep grade, it struck several vehicles before crashing into a bookstore.The driver of the truck, a Brazilian man with limited English skills, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and awaits trial. One of the charges made against the driver is that he ignored a posted “No Trucks” sign on the roadway, thus creating the potential for a deadly accident.

One question that springs to mind is the role of the shipping company or other corporate entity in allowing a driver to operate a vehicle without knowing if he could read and understand road signs. If the company was deceived by the driver as he subverted safety checks and training checks, then the possibility exists that other drivers may be behind the wheel of commercial trucks and in a similar position to ignore or fail to comprehend critical road conditions.

If you have any questions regarding wrongful death lawsuits in Southern California, or how liability and negligence are determined in a civil court, please contact the Los Angeles truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.