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Pleasanton Big Rig Accident Injures Three

A frightening big-rig truck accident occurred on July 24, 2012 in Pleasanton, California. The crash occurred on Interstate 580 east of Hopyard Road in Alameda County. According to the California Highway Patrol, a big-rig truck that was carrying a construction crane sideswiped a Toyota 4Runner. The collision caused the big-rig truck to slide out of control and crash into a concrete highway divider. Following the accident, the roadway was closed down for several hours because it was covered in hydraulic fluid, diesel fuel and other debris.

Fortunately, the truck driver and his 7-year-old son were able to exit the cab of the truck moments before the truck burst into flames. The boy was transported to Children's Hospital in Oakland and both the truck driver and the other victim were transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley with moderate injuries.

There are many possibilities when it comes to car and truck accidents, and a possible cause of this accident could be due to unsafe lane changing Accidents can be caused by this when a truck driver fails to maintain a lane, neglects to signal before changing lanes, or cuts off a motorist while changing lanes. Any driver, in truck or passenger vehicle, can cause disastrous results when changing lanes recklessly. It is the responsibility of the truck driver to ensure that all areas near their vehicle are safe before making a lane switch, because failure to regard their surroundings can lead to a variety of different traffic accidents, sometimes with deadly results.

The California trucking accident lawyers of Matiasic & Johnson LLP specialize in all types of commercial and big-rig trucking accidents. Our lawyers understand the importance of immediately initiating a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding a trucking accident to preserve important evidence. At our firm we have an experienced team of investigators that will obtain the truck driver's driving history, interview witnesses, examine the scene, obtain truck maintenance records and preserve the electronic on-board data recorder. These probing steps are essential to determine the cause of the trucking accident.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a California trucking accident call Matiasic & Johnson LLP for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys have a long record of success advocating on behalf of victim's rights. We pride ourselves on making truck drivers and their employers pay for their negligence, and we want to help you in your fight as well.