A freeway truck accident in Anaheim early Sunday morning has resulted in the death of a male passenger and caused injuries to the driver of the truck. According to the California Highway Patrol, a truck crashed into another car on the 5 freeway in Anaheim, causing the truck to careen into the freeway guardrail and then overturn.
It is unknown which vehicle caused the Anaheim truck accident or if the occupant(s) of the car were injured. What is known is that the driver of the truck sustained injuries and was being treated at UC Irvine Medical Center, and the passenger of the truck was killed in the Anaheim wrongful death truck accident.
The truck accident in Anaheim caused three lanes to be blocked on the southbound 5 freeway, but due to Carmageddon, there was not much of a traffic backlog.
There are many potential legal ramifications for the Anaheim wrongful death and personal injury claims that may be made. First, the cause of the truck accident must be determined. The family of the wrongful death victim, in order to obtain the maximum amount of recovery for the wrongful death damages, should look at all potential causes, including if the driver of the truck was negligent.
The wrongful death claim may be made against both the truck driver and other vehicle, if it turns out both shared responsibility for the Anaheim truck crash. Most trucks carry commercial insurance policies, which usually provide more coverage to injury victims than a private person’s policy.
The family of the victim should immediately contact an Anaheim wrongful death lawyer to pursue all possible claims on their behalf. Our injury and wrongful death attorneys operate throughout California, including Anaheim.