Serving Truck Accident Victims Across the State
Trucks and tractor trailers cause accidents in California every day. Due to their very heavy weight (as much as 80,000 pounds), collisions with trucks can have highly damaging repercussions. Due to the large size, trucks are harder to control in terms of handling and steering. Most passenger vehicles are up to 4,000 pounds so the driver of the automobile is in far worse danger.
The state of California and federal laws have been made to protect automobile drivers and reduce the risk of accidents. State and federal laws require trucks and trailer trucks to be inspected regularly and be maintained properly. In the state of California, there are specific regulations related to the size and weight limits of trucks and the freight being carried. See full Limitation laws here: Legal Truck Access
Due to delivery deadlines and company expectations, truck drivers are under serious pressure to perform timely and efficiently. The trucking companies are under similar pressures to spend the least on vehicle maintenance. This further complicates the already dangerous and difficult job of driving a large truck safely. Causes of large truck accidents include:
- General truck company negligence
- Improper maintenance
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted truck driving
- Brake issues
- Rollovers due to harsh weather and road conditions
- Overweight trailers
- Unsecured loads
- Transport of hazardous materials
WERE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW INJURED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT?
The injuries discussed can be very serious and will cost a fortune in medical bills. Call us to see if you have the right to get compensation for your injuries.