Semi-Truck Accident At Perris Distribution Center Parking Lot Killed One Man Near The Ramona Expressway and Indian Avenue
PERRIS, CALIFORNIA (July 30, 2020) – A man was killed in the parking lot of a Perris distribution center near the intersection of Ramona Expressway by Indian Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:47 p.m. on Monday. For reasons that remain under investigation a tractor trailer truck hit the victim.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim who was suffering from major injuries. He was taken to to the hospital but later died there on Tuesday morning.
The CHP is asking anyone that may have seen the accident to call Deputy Kiebach at 951-210-1074.
Liability In Perris Semi-Truck Accidents
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to semi-trucks given their large blind spots. This is especially true at distribution centers where workers must constantly navigate around trucks. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “Millions of workers drive or ride in a vehicle as part of their jobs, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States. From 2003-2017, more than 27,000 workers in the U.S. died in a work-related motor vehicle crash.” There are a number of common causes of workplace truck accidents:
- Poor communication between workers
- Driver distraction
When a worker is injured on the job they will typically have recourse through a workers compensation claim. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” The family of any worker that died should file an application for adjudication of claim as soon as possible. Depending on the facts of any case a worker’s family may also have legal recourse through a third party liability claim.
A third party liability claim may be possible if an entity separate from a worker’s employer was responsible for an accident. Distribution centers are typically made up of a blend of different companies and independent contractors that must work together. It’s important that evidence is properly preserved after an accident. The family of any victim that died may have legal recourse through California Civil Code 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Perris Distribution Center Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this accident at the Perris distribution center. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures will be put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Perris. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.