The massive size and weight of trucks make them extremely dangerous anywhere in the country but especially in California where small passenger vehicles have no chance in comparison. When a small vehicle is hit by a massive truck, the passenger or driver not only has to deal with their own insurance companies, but they also have to fight with the large trucking companies, who generally hire their own attorneys and insurance adjusters to assess damage and protect them in these situations. This is when you contact an experienced attorney who can help your case specifically.
There are many different types of truck accidents and it’s always a good idea to talk to a professional for specific guidance.
Some of the most common semi-truck accidents are a result of:
Due to the size of trucks, truck drivers must rely on their side mirrors to determine the existence and distance of other drivers prior to making a turn. However unfortunately, they have blind spots which prevent full visibility, which causes an unsafe lane shift and can cause great damage to other motorists. Tire blowouts, jackknifing and so many other factors can cause a collision. Regardless of the factors, it’s important to seek help immediately.
The injuries victims endure from these accidents are severe and can include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fractured bones, organ and soft tissue damage, paralysis and even death. Because of the size difference between a truck and a car, people in passenger vehicles usually bear the brunt of the damage while truck drivers remain fairly safe inside their trucks. And this is normally caused by the truck driver’s negligence.
Some negligent acts truck drivers perform include speeding, drunk driving, mechanical errors, heavy loads, fatigue, reckless driving, texting and things of the sort. Most truck drivers spend days traveling through the entire country and therefore are often fatigued. As a result, truck drivers have impaired judgment which can lead to devastating accidents.
If you feel a truck driver’s negligence or his employees negligence caused personal injury or wrongful death to you or someone you know, you may be entitled to compensation. The best thing you should do is contact an experienced lawyer who can fight your case.
We have represented numerous people who suffered serious injuries in collisions with commercial trucks. If you or a loved one suffered substantial injuries or death as a result of careless, negligent or irresponsible truck driving contact our big rig accident lawyer to discuss your accident. Call us today at (916) 357-6767 for a free consultation regarding your case. We charge no fees unless we recover compensation for your injuries.