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Big Rig Crash Causes Shut Down

Big Rig Crash Causes Highway Shut Down

Van Nuys, CA – A multi-car crash, involving at least 8 vehicles and 2 big rigs shut several lanes of the Southbound 405 Freeway near Victory Boulevard Friday, March 18, 2022, around 11:30 a.m.

According to authorities, two people were taken to the hospital. The condition of these people is unknown. Authorities are unsure what caused this crash.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Unfortunately, truck accidents account for over 5,000 deaths each year in the United States. It is critical for anyone involved in a serious crash to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:

  • Driving records
  • Video from the truck
  • Driver overtime records
  • Blind spots on the truck
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Route the truck was traveling
  • Recent maintenance history
  • Driver accident history
  • Determination if highway signage is up to code
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip
  • Determine if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs
  • Inspection of freeway road conditions
  • Accident history on freeway
  • Video evidence of the crash
  • Eyewitness accounts of the crash

It is important to evaluate all vehicles and debris involved in any truck accident to help determine causation and speed.

Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in commercial trucking accidents and have found that some common causes include:

  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigue
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Congested roads
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance
  • Improperly secured loads and equipment

Our trusted and experienced truck accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in truck accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

Location of Crash – Southbound 405 Freeway Near Victory Boulevard

Southbound 405 Freeway Near Victory Boulevard

 

 

 

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