California Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents are a big problem on our roadways. The amount of truck traffic on our California highways is evident everyday during rush hour. These large trucks crowd our congested freeways carrying parcels to and from various destinations.
Rock trucks, Semi's, dump trucks, 18-wheelers, and garbage trucks are a few of the many types of trucks we all share the road with on a daily basis. These trucks cause serious injuries or even death when they are involved in an accident with a small or regular size auto or motorcycle.
In the United States truck accidents take place every 16 minutes, many times resulting in serious physical injuries and fatalities to the people involved. Due to the large size of trucks and 18 wheelers, victims in passenger cars or other similar sized vehicles are at risk for serious injuries, such as:
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Scars and disfigurement
If your truck accident injuries were the result of recklessness or negligence on the part of the truck driver, you have the right to hold the driver, and possibly his employer, liable for your injuries.
At Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys our California truck accident lawyers have experience successfully representing clients who have suffered from serious injuries as well as other types of motor vehicle accidents. We may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and other accident related expenses.
California truck accidents are commonly caused by:
- Inadequate driver training
- Truck driver fatigue
- Driver carelessness and negligence
- Alcohol or drug use
- Excessive speed or driving too fast for road conditions
- Poor vehicle maintenance or improper safety equipment
- Tire blowouts
- Aggressive driving behavior by a truck driver
- Improper parcel weight distribution (loading)
Semi-trucks on California highways can weigh well over 5 tons. Whether empty or full, they are large, bulky, and unwieldy. Drivers are also put on unrealistic schedules in many instances and despite the fact that sleep breaks are required under the law, many drivers feel pressure to get their load to the destination faster.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was formed to help address the growing trend of truck accidents on our nation's highways and they specifically regulated the number of hours long-haul drivers can work.
While the laws they created are in place, it is very hard to enforce them. To this day, the practice of falsifying truck driver hours is an all too common practice in the trucking industry, and driver fatigue remains one of the main reasons for negligent driver behavior.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident, you're probably looking for answers. An experienced California truck accident attorney can help you decide whether to pursue a claim and get the best possible results in court. The attorneys at Bisnar Chase have recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients in lawsuits stemming from truck accidents that caused deaths or serious injuries.
To discuss your truck accident claim in a free no-obligation consultation, call us at 1 (866) 909-6161 or complete our short free case review form.
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