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Big Rig Crash With Motorcycle Near Fresno Causes Injuries

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A big rig crash with a motorcycle occurred on May 9 in Laton, south of Fresno, causing major injuries. The collision happened shortly before 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of South Elm and East Mount Whitney avenues. According to the California Highway Patrol, emergency medical services were called to the scene. 

Fault Being Determined in Big Rig Crash With Motorcycle

The motorcycle rider involved in the big rig accident was discovered lying in the roadway. After determining the motorcyclist had suffered major trauma, they were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The CHP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident and determining fault.

Negligence by Truckers That Cause Injuries to a Motorcycle Rider

Common causes of negligence by a truck driver that can lead to a big rig crash with a motorcyclist include: 

  • Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone while operating the vehicle can cause a collision.
  • Fatigue from long hours behind the wheel without adequate rest causes accidents and may violate federal and state regulations. 
  • Failure to properly check blind spots for motorcyclists who are lane splitting before changing lanes is another significant risk, given the smaller size and lower visibility of motorcycles compared to other vehicles. 
  • Inadequate training on handling such large vehicles and their effects on road safety, particularly in adverse weather conditions, can further contribute to negligence.
  • Speeding or driving aggressively not only endangers the truck driver but all road users, with motorcyclists often at greater risk of serious injury in the event of a collision.
  • Lack of proper maintenance on a big rig can cause an accident. Bad brakes and worn tires are commonly encountered in large commercial trucks.

How a Lawyer With Torem & Associates Can Assist You

A motorcycle accident lawyer plays a pivotal role in helping victims recover compensation for injuries and damages sustained in a collision with a truck. Specializing in personal injury law, the attorneys with Torem & Associates understand the complexities surrounding motorcycle accidents, including the severe nature of injuries that motorcyclists often sustain. They meticulously gather evidence, such as traffic surveillance footage, witness statements, and accident reports, to establish the truck driver’s negligence. 

Our motorcycle accident lawyers also work closely with medical professionals to document the extent of injuries and ensure that the compensation claim includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any future care needs. With their expertise, they negotiate with insurance companies to secure a fair settlement and, if necessary, are prepared to represent the victim’s interests in court to ensure justice is served.

Torem & Associates: Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Torem & Associates offers experienced legal representation for victims of motorcycle accidents. For a complimentary case evaluation, please contact us anytime at (800) 500-5000, or visit our website to get in touch online. Our mission is to obtain the highest possible compensation for your injuries. We provide our services on a no-win, no-fee basis, ensuring you pay nothing upfront. Our payment is dependent on securing a favorable resolution for your case


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