[Glendora, CA] – Steven Manriquez Dies in Big Rig Crash on 210 Freeway near Sunflower Avenue
1 Killed in Glendora Crash on 210 Freeway
November 4, 2020 – Steven Manriquez, age 27 was killed on Monday night. Moreover, he died in an accident on the 210 Freeway near Sunflower Avenue in Glendora.
According to authorities, the rear-end crash between a car and a big rig happened at around 11:35 p.m. Also, the victim was driving a 2015 Toyota Avalon.
To begin with, Steven Manriquez sped in the No. 4 lane of the highway. As a result, his car rear-ended a 2004 Freightliner large rig.
Luckily, the 57-year-old truck driver, Cesar Morondo of Lake Elsinore, was not hurt. There is no news on whether drugs or alcohol were involved or not.
Involved in an Accident with A Big Rig?
You might have a loved one that had such an accident. There are plenty of things to consider when it comes to legal liability. Furthermore, one of the first things you need to do is to talk to a personal injury lawyer. They are experts at battling the insurance company and looking out for your best interests.
Accidents of this kind can result in mountains of medical bills and a lifetime need for medical attention. Of course, insurers try to close the case quickly, saving time and money.
In most cases, 75% of people killed or critically injured are passengers in cars, vans, and small trucks. So, this is no surprise given the size and weight of a large rig.
Besides the danger of a truck driver’s own negligence, the vehicle itself can pose a danger to other drivers. Although trucks are loaded incorrectly or are not checked before the driver starts his run. Also, mechanical failures while a truck is in service can lead to loss of control over the 40-ton vehicle.
Moreover, freight that has been poorly loaded can drop off the truck and damage and hurt unsuspecting motorists. Unfortunately, these are just a few issues facing commercial truck owners and drivers.
Subsequently, insurance companies standing for these big–truck owners will always look out for the companies’ best interests, and not yours. Therefore, it is important to not accept the first offer. In addition, a personal injury lawyer will know how to handle the insurance business.
Interstate roads under constantly under construction and maintenance. Also, it becomes an even greater challenge to share the roads with these humongous trucks.
So, it only makes sense that with more of them on the road with us, driving is getting more dangerous. As a result, accidents involving commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are far more deadly than accidents involving cars.
WHY SO MANY ACCIDENTS?
By 2009, the death toll was less than half what they had been 30 years earlier. However, several factors appear to have played a role in the next increase in fatal crashes. Including more trucks on the road, driving millions of more miles each year.
The driving habits of those operating cars also play a role in many truck accidents.
Trucks of all kinds should be approached with care in any traffic situation. No matter if you are in a van in your neighborhood or an 18-wheeler on the highway. Too often, drivers do not allow for fundamental differences in the way trucks work, from brakes to general maneuverability.
Moreover, they lurk in the “no-see zones”. These are the areas beside or behind a truck where the driver has little or no visibility. In addition, they change lanes sharply in front of the truck. Or, they could misjudge an oncoming truck’s speed when turning left at an intersection.
Of course, the commercial truck driver or the firm that owns the truck may also be factors. Moreover, things such as driver fatigue. Another example could be irresponsible driving to gain distance.
ISSUES OF LIABILITY IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWSUIT
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the trucking company may also have allegations of carelessness. Such as questions about its training and hiring procedures, how it supports and services its equipment or compliance with other regulations.
If you have suffered injuries in a car-truck crash, then you will need an experienced truck crash law firm that knows how to handle and contest such cases.
Do not make the mistake of assuming that the trucking company and their insurers will treat you fairly if you do not have a strong advocate on your side. In addition, a lawyer who specializes in truck accidents will know how to analyze the facts and find the issues that should be pursued in court if a lawsuit is necessary.
To the family and friends of Steven Manriquez, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. Our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.