A Pedestrian Succumbed to Fatal Injuries in a Semi-Truck Accident on Interstate 880 in Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA (July 13, 2023) – A pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in an Interstate 880 semi-truck accident. According to KRON4, the collision was reported around 3:39 a.m. on Thursday.
A pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in a semi-truck accident on Interstate 880 in Oakland.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a truck accident on Interstate 880 in Oakland, after receiving a report of a collision north of the southbound off-ramp at 23rd Avenue.
According to authorities, a truck fatally hit a pedestrian walking on southbound I-880 for unknown reasons.
To manage the situation, authorities issued a Sigalert at 3:49 a.m., resulting in the closure of southbound lanes at 16th Avenue for approximately 20 minutes.
By 4:07 a.m., traffic was directed to the two far left southbound lanes of the highway.
The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene.
Authorities do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be factors in the accident.
J&M Tip: When a pedestrian is involved in a truck accident, they are at an increased risk of injury or death. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident with a commercial vehicle, it’s best to seek legal advice immediately.
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More About Truck Accident Liability
When it comes to truck accidents, the person or entity that owns the truck can become liable for the incident. Truck drivers usually have contract-based work relationships with their employers. Truck drivers can also end up in a legal mess if investigations determine that they violated trucking standards, causing the accident.
During the investigations, other contributing factors might be uncovered, like driver’s fatigue or maintenance failure. Federal and state trucking laws impose standards on truck driver work hours, speed limits, and driver sleep requirements, which must be met. If investigations find any violations of these standards, more parties can become liable for the incident.
Trucking accident attorneys can help you check if any regulations were violated, contributing to your accident. Their duties generally include:
- Identify who’s responsible
- Calculate damages
- Fill out paperwork
- Manage communication
- Fight for your compensation
- Answer questions and give advice
Learn more about trucking accident lawyers in Califonia here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Oakland
In this case, the family members of the victim can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Truck Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the victim.
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