Establishing Fault in Truck Accident Cases Is No Easy Feat
After a traumatic truck accident injury, a dedicated attorney can advocate on your behalf.
As a result of their massive weight and height, traffic accidents involving large commercial trucks and regular passenger vehicles can result in devastating injuries. Although truck accidents are not as common as other types of traffic accidents, when a truck accident takes place, the injuries caused can be catastrophic or even fatal. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may be necessary to receive ongoing medical attention, which will likely result in substantial medical bills.
When a person is injured in a traffic accident involving a large commercial vehicle, it is crucial that an experienced attorney represent their case. Truck drivers, trucking companies, and their insurance carriers are prepared to aggressively defend against any allegations made toward them. To recuperate financial compensation for the injuries sustained, a skilled truck accident attorney will ensure the at fault party is held accountable for his or her negligence.
Unparalleled Experience in Truck Accident Cases
Truck accidents are serious matters, where even the slightest impact can have catastrophic consequences. Fortunately, the State of California protects the victim’s rights to pursue compensation when the accident was caused as a consequence of another’s negligence. Establishing a strong case against the culpable party, however, requires extensive investigations and experience in these types of cases. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, obtaining the support of a well-versed attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King, assisting injured victims in the aftermath of a truck accident is a top priority. The award-winning law firm is well-aware of the deceitful tactics commonly employed by truckers and their insurance companies in an effort of avoiding liability for an accident. The experienced team at the Law Offices of Attorney King is equipped to handle these types of cases, ensuring their clients obtain the highest compensation available. For a free case evaluation, consider contacting the firm by calling (909) 297-5001 or filling out the contact form today.
Establishing Fault in Truck Accident Cases Is No Easy Feat
Like every other personal injury claim, one of the most important factors in truck accident cases is proving who is responsible for causing the accident. Proving fault in a truck accident can require a review of the police report, but challenging cases will require a far more in-depth analysis.
Interstate trucks are subject to both state and federal regulations, which often do not apply to most drivers. State and federal regulations govern a broad range of factors, including vehicle maintenance, the amount of time a truck driver can operate the vehicle, load restrictions, safety requirements, and more. These regulations are intended to make the roads safer, but some truck drivers and truck companies often attempt to cut corners in order to meet deadlines or save money. In certain cases, these parties will find a way to falsify important documents for their illicit activities.
Depending on the facts of the case, parties that can be held accountable include, but are not limited to the following: Truck drivers, Trucking companies, The owner of the cargo, and The manufacturer of the truck and its parts.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
In many ways, commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. When a truck driver operates the vehicle in a manner that is unsafe or reckless, the driver is placing unsuspecting drivers at serious risk of being critically injured in an accident. The failure to exercise proper care and caution can lead to catastrophic injuries and even death.
According to Commercial Truck Safety: Overview, published by the U.S. Congressional Research Service, the majority of deaths in collisions involving large commercial trucks are experienced by those in other vehicles, usually passenger vehicles. Passengers traveling in smaller motor vehicles are particularly vulnerable to an accident. Large commercial vehicles often weigh up to 30 times more than smaller vehicles. When truck drivers are operating their trucks alongside smaller vehicles, they have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles as safely as possible.
There are many different factors that can lead to truck accidents, including the weight of the cargo and how the cargo is secured. Because of the massive weight of large trucks, the distance it takes for a truck to come to a complete stop becomes much longer than regular passenger vehicles. Consequently, truck drivers have a duty to drive at safe speeds, consider weather conditions, and remain vigilant in the event the traffic comes to a sudden stop.
Obtaining Maximum Compensation Following a Truck Accident Is Possible With the Legal Guidance of a Qualified Attorney
Truck drivers and truck companies who disregard state and federal rules and regulations should be held accountable when they cause an accident that results in serious injuries. Fortunately, the State of California acknowledges the severity these accidents can have on a person who is injured. When a person is injured in an accident, he or she has the legal right to pursue monetary damages by filing a truck accident claim against the at-fault party.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, obtaining the legal guidance and support of a qualified attorney is recommended. A qualified litigator who understands the complex rules and regulations surrounding the freight industry will be able to build a strong case in your favor.
For over a decade, the award-winning attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King have advocated on behalf of those who have endured serious injuries and other losses as a consequence of another’s careless or reckless actions. Exceptionally qualified in truck accident cases, the firm takes great pride in thoroughly investigating every single case. Moreover, the firm is equipped to handle the case rebuttals often presented by at-fault parties. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, consider discussing your legal options with the Law Offices of Attorney King. Call the firm today at (909) 297-5001 or complete the online contact form.