California’s San Joaquin County is home to the city of Ripon, otherwise known as “The Jewel of the Valley.”
The city, which derives its name from a city in North Yorkshire, England, measures less than 5.5 square miles in size, and has a small population of roughly 14,300 people. For the most part, Ripon’s economy is dominated by the agriculture industry. It forms part of the Central Valley region, and is one of the world’s premier almond producers.
A thriving agriculture industry also means an increase in the presence of large vehicles, like tractor-trailers, used for transporting large quantities of goods. For this reason, drivers need to exercise additional caution here as they navigate the area’s roadways, in order to avoid accidents and injury.
Truck Accidents in California
Over the last twenty years, the frequency of trucking accidents in California has increased by as much as 20 percent. Unfortunately, that also means the rate of fatalities in these accidents has increased, with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) statistics revealing that thousands lose their lives on our roads each year.
Federal laws and regulations that rule the trucking industry have been crafted to help prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities. These laws exist to set standards to which trucking owners, drivers, and companies must adhere, and often help determine liability in the event of an accident.
However, these laws do not come without their complexities. In fact, there can be a number of players involved regarding liability in trucking accidents. They may include:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the truck and/or trailer
- The individual or organization leasing the truck and/or trailer
- Manufacturers of the vehicle, tires, or other technical parts
- The shipper/loader of the vehicle’s cargo
For the most part, the trucking industry is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and FMCSA. However, each state also has their own department of transportation office, which sets its own trucking regulations.
Filing Personal Injury Claims in California’s Central Valley
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a large truck or tractor-trailer, and has sustained personal injury or related trauma, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
In Ripon and the surrounding communities in the Central Valley of California, our attorneys at Triebsch & Frampton specialize in handling complex personal injury cases, including cases tied to trucking accidents. Our attorneys are well-versed in the laws regarding the trucking industry, at both the state and federal level, and possess the skills necessary to craft a case that yields the best possible results.
If you believe you have grounds to file a personal injury claim, we invite you to schedule a free preliminary consultation today with the professionals at Triebsch & Frampton, at (209) 667-2300.
Directions to Triebsch & Frampton, APC, North Palm Street, Turlock, CA 95381 from Ripon, CA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 27 min
Total Est. Distance: 24.4 mi
- Get on CA-99 S from 2nd St
- Head south on S Wilma Ave toward 2nd St
- Turn left onto 2nd St
- At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on 2nd St
- Continue onto Main St
- Turn right to merge onto CA-99 S
- Follow CA-99 S to Fulkerth Rd in Turlock. Take exit 214 from CA-99 S
- Merge onto CA-99 S
- Take exit 214 for Fulkerth Rd
- Continue on Fulkerth Rd. Take N Golden State Blvd to N Palm St
- Use any lane to turn left onto Fulkerth Rd
- Turn right onto N Golden State Blvd
- Turn left onto W Canal Dr
- Turn right onto N Palm St
- Destination will be on the right
Call us today (209) 330-8077
We are located at:
Triebsch & Frampton, APC,
300 North Palm Street, Turlock, CA 95381