The California Highway Patrol has just completed their investigation of the multiple car accident with personal injuries in Southern California over one year ago. This deadly truck crash set off a chain reaction that left 23 people with serious personal injuries and 3 people dead and with wrongful death claims, including a six year old boy.
The trucker, Jose Reyes was traveling at a high rate of speed and his truck’s brake system was considered “deficient” which led to losing control of his truck. Even though speeding and a cause of the accident, trucks are suppose to have excellent braking systems. Who is ultimately responsible for keeping the truck’s brake system operating correctly? Saia Motor Freight Line, Inc, and not Reyes who was responsible for the vehicle’s maintenance. Records and documents of brake maintenance are suppose to be kept by motor carriers, showing preventative maintenance performed on the truck. A tunnel was also involved. The California Department of Transportation did not have adequate lighting and hazard warning signs before and after entering the tunnel. If you did not have an attorney and waited for the police report before making a claim, you have waived your rights against the state of California.
When you have a complicated case such as this one with many cars, truck and people with serious injuries, you need a professional California truck accident attorney to handle all aspects of insurance negotiations, and filing appropriate paperwork and claims. The attorney can act as the liaison between the affected parties, the State and the CHP.
If you are injured in a car or truck accident and need an attorney, you need someone to handle all aspects of your case, protect your rights and make sure you recover your damages, while you recover from your personal injuries. Call us at 1 888 752-7474 for all your truck injury attorney needs.