With millions of cars on Californiaís roads, many of them being large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds, trucking accidents are inevitable. Trucking accidents can occur for many reasons, just like normal car accidents. Causes for trucking accidents include: driver fatigue, when the truck driver makes wide turns while another vehicle cuts into the truckers inside lane, brake failure, blind spots, substance abuse, and more.
Truck drivers cannot maneuver the same as smaller vehicles, which causes a large problem prior to and during an actual auto accident. The driver of a large truck has more blind spots as well, making it difficult to see vehicles, pedestrians, and other objects on the road. If a trucking accident does occur, it may be difficult for the truck to stay upright, ultimately causing a larger hazard. It is the truck driver's responsibility to take all necessary safety precautions while driving so that not only himself, but the drivers around him are not endangered.
In the case of a trucking accident, many people can be endangered. Victims of auto accidents involving trucks should report the accident to their insurance company immediately, make all necessary police reports, seek medical attention, and legal assistance if needed. People who have been injured in a trucking accident who think that they may have a potential case should contact our office.
Every 16 minutes a person is killed or injured in a truck accident. Did you know that big rig truck accidents continue to increase? Even with these frightening scenarios and statistics, powerful trucking industry lobbyists continue to call for the weakening of truck safety rules and regulations to reap a higher profit.
Trucking revenues totaled $610 billion last year and revenues are forecasted to nearly double by 2015.
While commercial trucking growth is good news for the trucking companies and the nationís economy, it is bad news for the cars, vans and SUVs that share the road with these potentially lethal giants. In tractor trailer accidents, 98% of fatalities occur to the individuals in the passenger vehicles.
When truck collisions do occur, trucking companies involved in the accident often send representatives to the accident scene. These agents work to handle everything at the scene of the accident so that they can limit or mitigate their companyís liability.
Many times trucking, hauling and leasing companies dispute whose insurance will provide for victim compensation. These companiesí representatives know that the ideal time to confront an accident victim is immediately following the event. In the aftermath of a truck accident, the traumatized victim will need to make important decisions that will impact their future. Grieving, anxious and injured people are pressured by trucking and insurance companiesí tactics. Too often the victims and their families struggle through the difficult after effects of truck collisions alone.
By working with experienced truck accident lawyers, victims can have some control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need the experienced lawyers to protect your rights. Large trucking companies have their own investigators and attorneys fighting for them, you need someone on your side
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