The California Grape Vine (the term used to describe the 5 Freeway which stretches the full length of the state north to south) sees hundreds of heavy load trucks on a daily basis. As a result, California has an extremely high number of trucking accidents, more so than any other state in the country. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 4,889 trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2017 nationwide, up 9% from 2016 and up 42% from 2009. Many of those crashes occurred in California, and most of those along the 5 Freeway.
These truck and bus accidents are deadly, especially if they involve passenger vehicles. The size, weight and speed of a semi-truck with a trailer attached makes it deadly should it get into an accident with another vehicle or another truck. In addition, bus accidents, ranging from school bus collisions to tour bus incidents can alter the life or lives of everyone involved.
For the victims of any trucking accident, it’s absolutely necessary to have a skilled attorney who understands all the issues involved in litigating such an accident.
Issues of insurance, potential road defects, drunk, distracted or tired drivers, speed limits, the maintenance of the truck or bus and so forth all have to be examined, discovered and investigated. Without a top-notch truck accident attorney, those who have been injured in an accident will struggle to get the justice they need to pay medical bills and take care of their families.
Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP has a long history of handling truck crash and bus crash cases across the nation including dozens of bus crash cases involving various types of buses, such as:
At Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP, our attorneys have litigated countless bus accident and truck accident cases and can provide advice and counsel to anyone who has been involved in, injured in or been impacted by a semi-truck crash.
For more information, please contact us at 310-844-9696.