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?
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 […]
Truck Accidents and Catastrophic Injuries
It doesn’t get much worse than an accident with a big rig. These beasts dominate California’s highways and barrel down our city roads carrying chemicals, raw materials, food, products, packages, and more. While we’re grateful for their work, big trucks cause catastrophic accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that there are more […]
7 Common Types of Semi-Truck Accidents
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 […]
What is the Process for Reporting Unsafe Truck Driving on the Road?
[Note that you should NOT report unsafe driving to our law firm – but if you have suffered serious injury as a result of an unsafe driver, please contact us.] Have you ever seen a truck driver do something shockingly dangerous on California’s roads? If so, you’ve probably wondered if they’ll ever get caught for […]
What are the Steps You Should Take After an Accident with a Delivery Truck?
You’re driving down a city street in California, and suddenly, BAM! A delivery truck hits you. It’s a horrible situation, but try not to panic. There are some important things you need to do immediately afterward, plus some additional things to do in the following days. Miss these steps, and you could regret it later! […]
What Should I Do if I’m Injured By a Commercial Truck While Riding My Scooter?
What Should I Do if I’m Injured By a Commercial Truck While Riding My Scooter? It’s one of the worst accidents that can happen on California’s streets: a scooter rider is hit by a big truck. An accident like this can cause severe injuries, permanent disabilities, or even death. Motorcyclists and scooter users are always […]
Many Commercial Truck Accidents are Caused by Brake Failures
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 […]