Yolo County, CA (May 8, 2024) – On Wednesday morning, May 8, in the Yolo County area, all lanes of northbound Interstate 5 were closed due to a semi-truck collision and subsequent vehicle fire.

According to Caltrans, the incident occurred near County Road 13, and all lanes of the roadway were shut down around 9:00 a.m. for the accident. As troopers with the California Highway Patrol reported, fire departments arrived promptly at the site and extinguished the blaze as EMTs assessed the victims for injuries. However, the total number of injured victims remains unknown as officers continue to investigate the collision in the interim and did not release additional details.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

Semi-Truck Accidents in California

A victim’s severe injuries from truck accidents can last a lifetime, from spinal cord injuries and severe brain trauma to permanent disfigurement and beyond. Unfortunately, even if you are entitled to past and future damages for your injuries, it may be challenging to determine your recompense and secure a settlement in the aftermath.

Due to the involvement of trucking firms, who possess the most important piece of evidence—the truck—these accidents can get complicated. Additionally, these businesses possess a lot more resources than an average driver. A Sacramento truck accident lawyer can provide impartial counsel in your case by placing you on a level playing field with the biggest trucking corporations.

A skilled Sacramento truck accident attorney is necessary to guarantee a favorable result in these particularly complicated truck-related cases. Commercial vehicle accidents often result in deaths and severely injured people, and thus, litigation involving these kinds of incidents can become quite complex. Moreover, a truck driver is legally “on the job” while operating a vehicle. As such, several additional considerations are involved that are not present in an ordinary auto accident case.

Thankfully, Attorney Jeremy Winter is aware of the nuances surrounding truck accident cases. He will help ensure you get the compensation you deserve after being injured in a crash. He will manage your accident claim’s day-to-day tasks, such as reviewing the evidence, speaking with witnesses, and settling disputes with insurance companies. Contact the Law Offices of J.G. Winter and speak to our Yolo County truck accident attorneys at 844-705-0431 to arrange a free consultation.

Note: The information in this publication is sourced from secondary materials such as news reports, blogs, police records, and eyewitness accounts. J.G. Winter Law has not independently confirmed these details. If you find inaccuracies or wish for the story to be removed, please contact us. We will quickly respond by correcting or removing the content as needed

Disclaimer: The image featured in this post does not depict the incident mentioned. The purpose of this post is not to attract business, and it should not be interpreted as offering medical or legal counsel. In the event of an accident resulting in injury to yourself or a loved one, it’s crucial to obtain medical care without delay, followed by a consultation with an attorney to understand your legal options.

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