California Truck Accident News
Motorcycles are at a major disadvantage with regard to safety when involved in crashes with motor vehicles. The danger increases tenfold when the collision involves a semi or commercial truck. The massive size difference between motorcycles compared to trucks places riders in an incredibly vulnerable position. Moreover, big rig blind
Crashes involving large trucks can be catastrophic for the victims in the passenger motor vehicle. These collisions are most often, but not always, caused by truck drivers. Sometimes truck accidents are caused by the drivers of the passenger vehicle. Other times, both truckers and car drivers can be at fault.
An accident with any large truck can result in serious injuries, especially if the truck crashes into a smaller passenger motor vehicle or motorcycle. Commercial or big rig trucks can weigh as much as 20 to 30 times that of other vehicles on the road. This much larger size and
Commercial and semi-truck drivers drive more miles on California roads every year than most passenger motor vehicles. Although they account for a smaller number of crashes, collisions that do happen involve more serious and catastrophic injuries. Large commercial or semi trucks cause more damage in an accident because they weigh
There are plenty of commercial trucks traveling throughout the state of California. These vehicles pose a greater risk of serious injury in the event of a crash involving traditional passenger vehicles. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds.