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One Dead, One Injured After I-5 Semi-Trailer Crash

A semi-trailer was involved in a traffic incident on Monday, January 5th in Los Angeles. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene of the crash. The incident happened on Interstate 5, near Whitaker Summitt, just past 12:30 p.m. A Walmart semi-trailer carrying goods was overturned when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling north on the I-5. The semi-trailer fell 50-feet down into a nearby dirt mound. One person was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene, while another was injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. The identities of either victim have not yet been disclosed by the authorities. Several lanes of the I-5 were closed while an investigation into the crash was ongoing.

Can You Sue Business Owner After Their Employee Injured You in a Crash?

If you were injured in a crash caused by a person who was performing work on behalf of an employer, then you can choose to pursue a claim against the employer. If the incident happened in California, and the business is also registered in California, then it is subject to vicarious liability – where an employer assumes liability for the action of an employee done during the job. If you are planning to pursue this line of action, you need to consult a lawyer beforehand. Call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys, available 24/7.

Source: East Bay Times

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