A tractor-trailer accident resulted in a multi-vehicle pileup on Tuesday in San Jose, California. The accident happened on Interstate Highway 880 when a tractor-trailer struck several passenger vehicles. The impact caused the truck to spin around and collide with more vehicles. The California Highway Patrol stated that the accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. and multiple vehicles were involved. The accident is under investigation.
Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds resulting in a severe and dangerous collision. Similar to all auto accidents, the circumstances and factors that lead to a truck accident can differ but most accidents are preventable. Due to the size, weight, and speed of the truck, a collision often results in serious injuries, severe property damage, and death. Mechanical defects, improperly loaded cargo, dangerous roadways, and negligent driving are common causes of truck accidents. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, speeding, and fatigued driving have resulted in numerous truck accidents. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis truck accident attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and have over 100 years of legal experience. Our attorneys will take all necessary steps to handle your case and recover the maximum compensation for your damages. We will work diligently to provide the justice you deserve while supporting you throughout the process. Contact our office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.