San Francisco news reports that a tractor-trailer rig collided with a tour bus, causing a catastrophic accident. The accident occurred near the California/Arizona border as the bus was traveling to Los Angeles from Texas. As the result of the collision, four people died and nearly two dozen passengers sustained serious personal injuries. A spokesperson for the California Department of Transportation explained that the eighteen-wheeler jackknifed onto the median, spilling its load of pipes. The bus then swerved and overturned on the shoulder.
If you or a loved one has sustained personal injuries in a commercial truck accident, we urge you to consult a San Francisco personal injury attorney right away. An experienced personal injury lawyer can begin an in-depth investigation into all of the causes behind the accident and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Truck accidents have become far too common on California's roadways.
Earlier this spring, a horrific bus accident involving a Fed Ex truck led to the loss of 10 lives. These accidents underscore the devastating nature of road accident involving large commercial trucks. Due to the massive size and weight of big rigs, when accidents do occur fatalities and serious personal injuries often follow.
Further, while commercial trucking firms are heavily regulated and are required to follow procedures with other motorist's safety in mind – in certain instances trucking firms and their drivers may skirt some of these laws in an effort to save time and money.
Other causes of serious accidents include:
• Truck driver exhaustion;
• Distracted driving;
• Drunk driving; and
• Speeding/ reckless driving
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, please contact the experienced San Francisco personal injury law firm of Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.