Category Archives: Truck Accidents
Semi Truck Accidents Keep on Rolling in California
California has been hit with a number of semi-truck crashes over the past few weeks and months. Many of these crashes have led to serious injuries, and some have even caused fatalities. It goes without saying that semi-truck crashes pose a major risk to the general population, and it is not clear whether the… Read More »
How Do Trucking Companies Ensure They are Hiring Safe Drivers in California?
While semi-trucks are obviously dangerous vehicles due to their size, weight, and lack of maneuverability, the real issue is the human element. If the truck driver is an unsafe, irresponsible individual, there is a high likelihood of a crash. As long as the semi-truck has been properly maintained, there is no reason these vehicles… Read More »
Dangerous Cargo Spills: Is California Safe?
The eyes of the nation are on East Palestine in Ohio, the site of one of the largest chemical spills in living memory. A fire broke out after a train derailment in the area, causing toxic fumes to cover the area. Chemicals also permeated the soil and water, sparking serious concerns for local people…. Read More »
How Likely are Semi-Trucks to Explode in California?
Most people are not aware that semi-trucks are like ticking time bombs. Even if they are not carrying explosive cargo, they feature gas tanks that are much larger than that of a typical passenger vehicle. A slight spark after a collision can lead to a serious explosion, blanketing a wide radius in flames. This… Read More »
Suing for a Head Injury Caused by an Airbag in California
Airbags are designed to save lives – but sometimes they cause an incredible amount of damage to victims in the process. Your airbag may have saved your life – but it might have also left you with a serious, life-altering head injury. You should not have to choose between surviving a car crash and… Read More »
How Dangerous are Semi-Truck Rollovers?
It is not difficult to see why an overturning semi-truck might be dangerous. These heavy vehicles can cause serious damage when they roll over, and anyone caught in the immediate vicinity faces serious injury, property damage, and death. But how dangerous are these crashes? What kind of unique hazards does a semi-truck rollover cause… Read More »
Uncharacteristically Icy Roads Cause String of Semi-Truck Crashes in Southern California
To say that California was unprepared for a historic winter storm in February of 2023 would be an understatement. The storm defied logic, and most of us cannot remember a time when the Golden State was covered with so much snow. Of course, this type of weather is not just historic – it is… Read More »
Mary Alexander Authors Truck Accident Article for The Recorder
Mary Alexander, the premier truck accident attorney in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the entire Bay Area authored an article on truck accidents for The Recorder. She highlights the various issues facing anyone who litigates these types of cases as well as how important it is to have a qualified truck accident lawyer…. Read More »
What is an Underride Semi-Truck Crash in California?
An underride semi-truck crash in California can be incredibly dangerous. When a passenger vehicle impacts a semi-truck, even at slow speeds, the consequences can be serious. In almost all situations, the smaller vehicle suffers much worse damage for obvious reasons: It is much lighter and smaller. But during an underride crash, these consequences can… Read More »
Types of Heavy Trucks and Their Dangers
There are many types of heavy trucks that are used on a daily basis in California. Each truck has its own unique purpose, and each has its own unique hazards. If you have been struck and injured by one of these heavy vehicles, you might think that the exact specification of this vehicle does… Read More »