California truck driver faces charges over traffic death

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2019 | truck accidents |

Many products we take for granted would be scarce or at least far more expensive without fleets of trucks that handle most of California’s shipping needs. Tractor trailers have high volume and low maneuverability when compared to cars and other passenger vehicles. This is why so much more training is involved in getting a commercial driver’s license and job.

When trucks are involved in accidents, the possibility for catastrophic damage and injury is far higher than other accidents. Although many crashes are ruled accidents, victims of truck collisions often feel the need to seek financial compensation for the troubles caused by the incident.

A 53-year-old truck driver is facing criminal charges for his involvement in the death of a woman on Interstate 10 in Indio. Rescuers were attempting to free the woman from the wreckage of a previous crash when the truck sped through the crash site, striking the remains of the woman’s car.

The driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter and will soon face trial. The victim’s family also filed a lawsuit against several authorities with jurisdiction over the accident, alleging negligence on the part of people on the scene and the procedures they had to follow during the rescue attempt.

Drivers involved in accidents are not always the only ones at fault. An attorney can help victims of truck accidents and their families determine who bears legal responsibilities for the damage, injury or death caused by a collision. No one should have to deal with the consequences of a serious accident alone or without the proper financial support.