Five Things to Know About Truck Accident Settlements

If you got hurt in a truck accident, you might have questions about how settlements work. The liability insurer of the at-fault party might be trying to get you to settle your claim. A claims adjuster will likely contact you and try to find out how little it will take to get you to resolve…

What to Expect During a Truck Accident Settlement

If you got hurt in a truck crash, you probably have many questions, including what will happen when you get to the point of negotiating with the at-fault party’s liability insurance carrier for payment of your losses.  Every case is different, but there are things that tend to happen in most claim procedures. The law…

Truck Accidents Caused by Tire Blowouts

What are the causes of tire blowouts? Tire blowouts are one of the top causes of vehicle accidents across the country. While a tire blowout can be dangerous for any vehicle, when the tire on an 18 wheeler fails, it can have catastrophic results. Tractor trailers often weigh in at 80,000 pounds. When a tire…

Big Rig Catches on Fire, Injures Three

The fun part of getting into your car is that you can go anywhere you want. If you have the time and gas money, getting in your for a fun weekend trip or day trip can be just the medicine you need. Choosing the path to get there can be just as freeing; although, must…

Large Truck Carrying Shards of Glass Topples Over

Driving on a roadway can be pretty scary. You are surrounded by so many cars full of strangers you have never met and probably never meet. The next time you are driver, pause to consider all the cars that are around you. Don’t take your eyes off the road, but consider all the lives that…

Drowsy Truckers Cause Accidents

Have you ever tried to stay up for 24 hours straight? For some, it is easier than others. If you are dealing with a high paced job like retail or a bartender, you may be used to staying up for hours. But have you ever tried to stay up that long driving? Driving is an…

Head On Collision Causes 1 Dead and 1 Dog Injured

When taking long road trips the road can get either really soothing or really annoying. For those who think the road is soothing, typically can fall asleep easily while someone else is driving. They don’t mind driving behind people or taking their time on the road. However, other people are just waiting for the ride…

Moms Seeking New Laws on Underride Bars for Big Trucks

Underride collisions involving rear and side impacts cause devastating accidents on our roadways each and every year. This type of accident occurs when a standard passenger auto crashes into the rear or side of a big rig or tractor trailer and winds up underneath the trailer. It is not unusual for the occupants in such…

Fatal 6-Vehicle Crash on Highway 135: Big Rig Operator Arrested, Charged With Suspicion of DUI

Authorities say a big rig operator is under arrest and charged with suspicion of DUI following a horrific six-car pileup on Highway 135. The Santa Maria Fire Department and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department both responded to the crash, which occurred just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 135 and Union…

Car Rear Ends Big Rig in Fatal Highway 118 Crash

Police say that 30-year-old Stephen Valador Jr. died on Sunday night when his car crashed into the rear of a big rig. The accident happened on Sunday night on Highway 118 in Moorpark. Authorities say that Valador was traveling westbound on Los Angeles Avenue in a Toyota Yaris when his car crashed into the semi-trailer,…