A major Los Angeles truck accident occurred earlier this week on Sepulveda Pass on the 405 Freeway. The accident occurred around 2:50 p.m. causing a SigAlert and closing lanes on both sides of the freeway. The closure lasted late into the night, impacting traffic throughout Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the truck, loaded with concrete and gravel, struck a car and overturned on top of the car, which led to a fire. The fire ended up burning both vehicles. Three people were hurt in the collision, two of which were critically injured. Officers credit a group of witnesses for saving the victims’ lives by pulling the victims from the burning car. The two victims in critical condition were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
On busy Los Angeles roads, big-rig truck accidents far too often result in serious injuries, as it did here. When a person is injured in a truck accident, they can make a personal injury claim against the responsible party. A person injured in a large truck accident often requires hospitalization and extensive medical care and can be compensated for these expenses and other damages.
Any injured parties in a truck accident should immediately contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney so that they can find out their rights. Big rigs often carry commercial insurance policies, which typically have higher coverage amounts, which means there is a greater possibility that there will be enough insurance coverage to adequately compensate all injured parties. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can work to obtain an adequate settlement or judgment.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a truck, contact Walch Law today. We have been handling truck accident injury cases throughout California, including San Bernardino, Simi Valley, Los Angeles and Riverside for over 30 years and would be happy to listen to the facts of your case in a free consultation.