Can Semi-Truck Drivers Drive in the Left Lane in California?

Can Semi-Truck Drivers Drive in the Left Lane in California?

Anyone who’s traveled on California’s freeways has experienced the frightening feeling of semi-trucks zipping past you in the left lane. These big rigs barrel along our roads at speeds of 55 mph or more, weighing up to 80,000 pounds! Semi-trucks are everywhere and are allowed to travel day and night across almost all of California’s […]

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What Evidence Should I Gather in a Truck Accident vs. a Car Accident?

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A big rig slammed into you on a California highway, and now you’re reeling from the impact of the crash. When the dust settles, now’s your only chance to gather crucial evidence before it’s lost forever. So what types of evidence are commonly gathered in trucking accidents? Specifically, how does this evidence differ from a […]

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What Damages Can I Receive After a Truck Accident?

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If a trucker severely injures you in a traffic accident, you can initiate a claim to secure compensation for many types of damages. But get ready for a fight! Big trucking companies have lawyers and insurance companies who will do whatever it takes to deny claims. Here at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we see […]

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When Is the Truck Manufacturer at Fault for an Accident?

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Imagine suffering severe injuries in a traffic accident because a truck manufacturer put something dangerous on the road. Bad brakes. Cheap steering columns. Dangerous fuel tanks. Wouldn’t you be angry? Wouldn’t you want the right people to be held responsible? The good news is that in the state of California, you can hold negligent auto […]

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How Are Truck Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

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You might not realize how different a truck accident is from a regular car accident until the day you’re in one. The difference is obvious from the moment you’re hit! In general, car accidents are caused by human error, but truck accidents arise from the physical size and forces of a big rig. Plus, these […]

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7 Common Types of Semi-Truck Accidents

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When someone tells the team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers that they were in a semi-truck accident, we can often guess how it happened. Certain types of truck accidents are all too common on California’s roads. Most semi-truck accidents fall into one of the following seven categories. Of course, every accident is unique, so […]

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Many Commercial Truck Accidents are Caused by Brake Failures

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Many Commercial Truck Accidents are Caused by Brake Failures Did you know brake failures are a leading cause of large truck accidents? That’s scary to think about. As you drive along California’s roads, a truck’s failing brakes could set off a catastrophic accident that causes you to suffer severe injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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Avoiding Semi Truck Blind Spots

Avoiding Semi Truck Blind Spots

Although California is known for its car-free and eco-friendly ways, plenty of us still hit the roads in our vehicles. This brings us up-close with semi-trucks that weigh 10,000-plus pounds and travel at breakneck speeds. One of the best ways you can avoid being in a collision with one of these big rigs is by […]

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What Causes Semi-Truck Underride Accidents?

What Causes Semi-Truck Underride Accidents

When a vehicle smashes into the undercarriage of a semi-truck, it can be one of the worst accidents that ever happens on the road. A smaller vehicle is simply no match for a big rig. These accidents often involve powerful impacts, crash-related fires, and extreme damage to the smaller vehicle, including having its roof completely […]

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