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Fatal Big-Rig Truck Accident in Stockton Claims One Life

A deadly accident involving a big-rig truck and a cyclist occurred on October 9, 2012, in Stockton, California. The scene of the deadly crash was the Fremont Street crossing over Highway 99. According to a California Highway Patrol spokesperson, an unidentified cyclist was riding a silver mountain bike in the bike lane when he was struck by a big-rig truck. The cyclist reportedly went under the truck after impact and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Any accident involving a big-rig truck is potentially devastating considering the enormous size and weight of the truck. Losing a loved one in a trucking accident is a tragedy that no person should be forced to endure. Tragically, fatal and severe big rig accidents are a disturbingly common occurrence in California and the majority of these accidents are preventable and are usually caused by inexperienced drivers, unsecured cargo, unsafe lane changes, texting drivers, aggressive driving, or defective equipment. Regardless of the cause of the accident, the dedicated trucking accident lawyers of Matiasic & Johnson LLP can help.

There can be many different parties who may bear some responsibility for causing a trucking accident. The driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and a government entity are among the parties that can potentially be held responsible if their negligence caused the trucking accident. It is essential to have an experienced lawyer given the often overlapping liability of various entities and the extensive regulations that govern the commercial trucking industry.

Our legal team specializes in advocating on behalf of victims of traumatic truck accidents. We utilize our experience, understanding of the trucking industry, and familiarity with insurance company practices to get our clients the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident call our office immediately for a free consultation.