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Truck Accident Attorney

Trucks of all types and sizes share the road with others every day in California. From smaller box trucks often used for local deliveries to big rigs transporting large loads across the nation, trucks play a vital role in ensuring that goods used by everyone get to their destination efficiently. But just like any other type of vehicle on the road, trucks may sometimes be involved in traffic accidents. Their larger size also means that an accident involving a truck is more likely to result in large amounts of property damage and serious injuries to other road users.

Truck Accidents Often Have Serious Consequences

A truck accident is a road accident involving a vehicle used for the transportation of goods. This can be a cargo van, box truck or 18-wheeler. During such an accident, a truck may collide with other vehicles on the road or hit pedestrians. Some truck accidents can also happen when cargo from a truck comes loose and spills onto the roadway.

Any truck accident attorney can give you examples of just how serious accidents involving these commercial vehicles can be. As an 18-wheeler can weigh twenty times as much as a typical passenger car, it can easily crush smaller vehicles during a collision and is more likely to cause a pileup involving several other vehicles. This will result in not only a high amount of property damage but far more serious injuries to the occupants of any vehicle that gets hit. According to federal accident statistics, tractor trailers make up less than three percent of vehicles on the road, yet are involved in around twelve percent of fatal traffic accidents.

Injuries suffered by occupants of a car involved in an accident with a truck will often be far more severe than if two cars had collided at the same speed. Serious bodily injuries such as spinal injury, brain damage and amputations can happen as a truck hits another vehicle with a greater amount of force.

Causes of Truck Accidents

There are numerous regulations in place to help prevent truck accidents, such as limitations on the number of hours a driver can spend on the road between rest periods. Unfortunately, some truckers and the companies that hire these truckers ignore these rules to maximize their profits and ensure deadlines are met. Drivers deprived of sleep have a higher chance of being involved in an accident.

Trucks, especially 18-wheelers, are also more complex vehicles with many systems working together. Brakes, tires, lights, and other equipment need to be kept in top shape for a truck to be operated safely, but some companies that own these vehicles fail to do so. An overloaded vehicle or improperly secured cargo can also result in accidents.

Determining who is liable in an accident involving a truck is often more difficult than in other types of traffic accidents. This is why it’s important to consult a truck accident attorney if you were involved in one.

Contact Our Truck Accident Attorney

A truck accident attorney is a personal injury attorney with experience handling cases where people were injured in an accident involving a truck. Dahdah Law has been representing individuals injured in truck accidents in California for many years.

Trucking companies and their insurers have lawyers dedicated to protecting their interests. They will often pressure victims of truck accidents to accept much lower compensation amounts than they rightfully deserve. By having a professional truck accident attorney at your side, you can prevent that from happening.

If you were injured in a truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney at Dahdah Law for a consultation. Our team of experienced lawyers will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to for your injuries.

Located in Riverside, California, the Law Office of Martha DahDah represents clients throughout California with personal injury claims including clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Temecula & Corona, CA.

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