22 Sep Record Setting Jury Verdict In California Trucking Accident
Sacramento news reports that a husband and wife have received a $36.5 million jury verdict award as the result of injuries sustained in a California car accident. Jaishree and Prakash Sheth were passengers in a car that was hit by an 18-wheeler, owned and operated by Schneider National Carriers, Inc..
As a result of injuries sustained in the trucking accident, Jaishree will require lifelong 24-hour advanced medical care.
If you have been injured in any type of motorvehicle such as a car accident of truck accident, it is important to seek the advice of a Sacramento personal injury law firm right away. Many times, it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries. A knowledgeable California personal injury attorney can answer your questions and protect your rights.
Reports indicate that here the big-rig improperly attempted to pass the car, then hit the care, causing it to spin out and crash into the center divider and another car. Jaishree sustained serious personal injuries including the loss of her bladder and bowels and will be confined to a wheel chair for the rest of her life. Jaishree was 58 when the accident occurred.
Trucking accidents are some of the most serious accidents that can occur on California roadways. Due to the massive size of 18-wheelers, when accidents do happen they tend to be major – with the potential for serious injuries, even death.
Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including truck-driver error, drunk driving or other reckless driving behavior. In some instances, a truck accident may be caused by the trucking company itself. Long hours, excessive loads or improper truck maintenance may also lead to truck and big rig accidents. When a truck driver or the trucking company is found responsible for an individual’s injuries, they may be required to pay damages.
Further, although truck drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and with care, other drivers on the road need to be aware of special considerations in order to avoid catastrophic injuries. It is often the unanticipated actions of automobiles, which set into motion truck and car collisions. In fact, one of the top reasons behind truck/car accidents is the car driver either making a driving error or changing lanes abruptly without providing trucks adequate time or space to adjust their path. Other potential problems arise from following a truck too closely, driving in a truck’s blind spot and distracted driving.
Studies indicate that car drivers fail to understand both the difficulty of maneuvering a truck and the potential for grave consequences when car drivers make seemingly small driving errors.
For more information about truck accidents or if you or a loved one has been injured in a Sacramento truck accident, contact a top Sacramento personal injury lawyer at Sette Law Office for an immediate consultation.