Truck Accident

Several Tips To Keep Motorists Safe During High Speed Pursuits

by Staff Blogger | January 16th, 2012

January 16, 2012

High-speed vehicle pursuits down the highway gets our adrenaline pumping in the movies. But what if you found yourself to be the helpless bystander of a real car chase during your daily commute? This happens almost on a daily basis across California, and observations have shown that most motorists don’t know what to do.

An article in The Sacramento Bee described a chase that occurred several weeks ago along California’s Highway 99. News footage shows that as the chase progresses, the cars around the chase acted as if nothing was happening. They stayed at the same speed and made no efforts to get out of the way.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that one reason this occurs is that drivers don’t scan their mirrors often enough. They suggest that motorists check all of their mirrors every 15-20 seconds.

If you find yourself in the middle of a high-speed pursuit, CHP Trooper Mike Bradley stated that you should not slow down, but turn on your right blinker and work your way over to the shoulder of the highway. If you see a crime scene ahead, pull over and stop well behind officer vehicles.

The California auto accident attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers fight for victims who have been injured in accidents and support community safety campaigns throughout the year in order to prevent accidents. If you are the victim of a car accident, contact an experienced attorney today.

Alameda Law Firm Offers Free Cab Rides Home on New Years Eve

by Staff Blogger | December 27th, 2011

December 26, 2011

In recent years, the holidays have become an increasingly dangerous time of year for driving in California. According to The Los Angeles Times, six people died on California highways over this past holiday weekend, and the California Highway Patrol made 889 suspected drunken driving arrests.

The California drunk driving victim attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers are sponsoring a campaign in order to help combat the growing number of drunk drivers during the holidays. The firm will be offering free cab rides home to those who have been drinking on New Years Eve.

This will be the seventh year that the law firm has sponsored the Safe And Sober Cab Ride program, which offers a maximum $35 cab fair home to anyone needing a ride. The rides are provided only to a person’s residence, not to another drinking location. The cabs will be running from 10:00 PM Saturday, December 31 to 4:00 AM Sunday, January 1.

Call one of the following cab companies and tell them your ride home is on Berg Injury Lawyers:

  • Sacramento — Call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a restaurant, hotel, or bar within downtown Sacramento to qualify for a free ride.
  • Alameda, Oakland & Berkeley — Call Veterans Cab at (800) 281‐4488. Any fare exceeding $35 must be paid in cash.
  • San Francisco — Call Luxor Cab at (415) 282‐4141. 

UCSF Shuttle Crash Kills Associate Professor

by Staff Blogger | July 18th, 2011

July 18, 2011

According to CBS-San Francisco, a collision between a University of California-San Francisco shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer has raised questions as to whether or not seat belts should be required on buses and other passenger transportation vehicles.

The shuttle was traveling east on Oak Street through an intersection with Octavia Boulevard around 6:20 AM, taking the professor and 15 other passengers to work at San Francisco General Hospital. According to witness reports, the shuttle driver ran a red light and struck an 18-wheeler. An associate professor with the university was declared dead at the scene after being ejected from the bus and run over by the 18-wheeler. Four others were also injured, and transported to San Francisco General to be treated for their injuries. They were last listed in fair condition.

The bus driver has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the crash. Many feel the use of seat belts would have saved a life and prevented several trips to the hospital following this crash. According to the law, a vehicle carrying 10 passengers or more is not required to have seat belts. UCSF spokeswoman Elizabeth Fernandez states the university’s 50 shuttles each carry around 22 people, and therefore meet that requirement.

Laws do not always protect people from injuries. If you or someone you know sustained injuries in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, the California Truck Accident Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers may be able to help you collect compensation for your injuries.

Modesto truck accident takes man’s life

by bil | January 20th, 2011

January 20, 2011

One man lost his life following a Modesto truck accident, CBS 47 reports.

The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a truck struck a man who was in the middle of the southbound lanes of Highway 99 in the Modesto truck accident.

The victim had crashed his vehicle on the on ramp to Highway 99 and then run into traffic where he was fatally struck in the Modesto truck accident. It is unknown why he went out into the middle of the road.

Do you think the truck driver should be charged in this Modesto truck accident?

If you have been injured in a Modesto truck accident, the Modesto truck accident lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers can help you.

Family files San Francisco wrongful death lawsuit

by bil | November 11th, 2010

The family of a trucker who was killed on the Bay Bridge has filed a San Francisco wrongful death lawsuit against the state and the engineers who designed the bridge, reports the Mercury News.

The San Francisco truck accident happened on the S curve, which is part of a detour on the bridge, while a new eastern section is being constructed. The truck went over the 3 foot side wall and plunged 200 feet to the ground.

The family alleges negligence in the design of that section of the bridge, as well as lack of warning signs. Forty-three accidents had occurred from the time of the opening of the S curve until this San Francisco truck accident.

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Do you think the engineers showed negligence in the design of this area? Do you think they should be held responsible in this San Francisco wrongful death lawsuit if they knew it was unsafe?

If you have lost a loved one in a San Francisco wrongful death lawsuit, the San Francisco wrongful death lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers can help.

Four killed in Sacramento truck accident

by bil | November 4th, 2010

November 4, 2010

The Sacramento Bee reports that four people were killed in a Sacramento truck accident, in spite of rescue efforts of bystanders.

The Sacramento truck accident happened when a truck crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck an SUV. Another truck following the SUV struck it, and causing the second truck to spin off the road.

The truck and SUV involved in the initial collision Sacramento truck accident fire. Two bystanders on the scene began pulling people from the vehicles; however, they were not able to rescue everyone before the gas line exploded. Four people were killed in the Sacramento truck accident.

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Do you think the response time for emergency responders is fast enough? Would it have made a difference in this Sacramento truck accident?

If you have been injured in a Sacramento truck accident, the Sacramento truck accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers can help you.

One killed in Modesto truck accident

by bil | October 28th, 2010

October 28, 2010

The Sacramento Bee reports that one man was killed and five people were injured in a Modesto truck accident.

The Modesto truck accident occurred when traffic slowed on Highway 99 and a truck failed to slow down. The truck struck a Nissan Frontier causing a chain reaction that involved four other vehicles.

The driver of the Nissan was killed in the Modesto truck accident. A passenger had to be rescued from the vehicle by emergency crews. Four other people in various vehicles suffered minor injuries.

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Do you think that the driver of the truck is to blame for this Modesto truck accident?

If you have suffered injuries in a Modesto truck accident, the Modesto truck accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers can help you.

Pedestrian dies in San Francisco truck accident

by bil | April 18th, 2008

April 17, 2008

According to the San Jose Mercury News, a California woman was killed in a San Francisco truck accident.

The San Francisco truck accident occurred when a Department of Public Works truck struck the pedestrian as she legally walked across the street in the crosswalk. The driver of the truck in the California truck accident had made a left turn on green when the accident took place.

The California woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the San Francisco truck accident.

Police are still investigating the California truck accident.

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