Skilled Truck Accident Attorney
After a catastrophic truck accident injury, obtain the compensation you need with the support of an experienced attorney.
According to recent data published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are nearly 5,000 fatal truck accidents each year. Even as the trucking industry has been strictly regulated by both federal and state agencies, the number of accidents involving large commercial trucks has steadily increased since 2009. In California, the number of collisions involving trucks has increased every year, with close to 10,000 truck-related deaths between 2017 and 2018.
When a truck accident does not result in a fatality, the survivors are often left with serious, life-changing injuries. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to seek monetary restitution after an accident. Obtaining a fair compensation will ensure all out-of-pocket medical costs are covered and adequate medical treatment is received.
A Full Compensation is Available With the Support of a Proficient Personal Injury Attorney
In just a few moments, a truck accident can completely change the lives of those involved in the accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, a wide-range of serious injuries can be inflicted in an accident, which will usually require the need for prolonged medical treatment. When a catastrophic injury is sustained, financial hardship can almost always be expected.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a large truck accident, obtaining the legal support of a skilled litigator is recommended. A litigator who has the right experience will understand how to navigate these complex cases and ensure a full compensation is secured.
For more than a decade, Attorney Justin H. King has championed on behalf of injured truck accident victims. Attorney King understands the difficulties that surround catastrophic injuries, and he works diligently to ensure his clients obtain full compensation after an accident caused by another’s negligence. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with Attorney Justin H. King, fill the online contact form or call (909) 297-5001 today.
Large Trucks Are Inherently Dangerous: Here’s Why
It does not take a scientist to acknowledge that when an accident occurs, the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicle are at a serious disadvantage. While certain differences between both vehicles can be immediately apparent, such as the size and weight difference between the vehicles, other differences require a closer inspection.
The following are just a few reasons that make large commercial trucks dangerous to others on the road:
- The Size and Weight of Large Commercial Trucks
When large trucks are fully loaded, they can weigh a maximum of 80,000 pounds, an amount that is about 25 times greater than the average passenger vehicle. Additionally, commercial trucks hauling a trailer are much longer than most passenger vehicles. This can make it difficult for truck drivers to make safe turns or change lanes when a smaller vehicle is traveling beside them.
- Blind Spots
As previously mentioned, the length of large commercial trucks can make it challenging for a truck driver to notice if anyone is traveling alongside him or her. Although most vehicles have blind spots that can cause accidents, blind spots pose particularly serious concerns for truck drivers. Blind spots alone make it incredibly dangerous for anyone traveling alongside the truck. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large commercial vehicles have blind spots on all four sides. The areas directly behind, in front, or along both sides of the tractor-trailer are considered “no-zone” areas, meaning truck drivers usually cannot see others in these areas and all drivers are encouraged to stay out of these areas. The FMCSA warns drivers that when they are not able to see the large commercial truck operator on the truck’s side mirrors, it is likely that the truck operator cannot see them either.
- The Large Truck’s Braking Capabilities
As a result of the weight and height of large commercial trucks, it is extraordinarily difficult for truck drivers to come to a sudden stop when there is a halt in traffic. When coming to a stop, it takes truck drivers a much longer time to come to a complete stop than most vehicles on the road. Truck drivers who are driving aggressively or are following too closely to those in front of them pose a serious danger to the lives of all those they share the road with.
- Dangerous Cargo
The shipment hauled by the truck can be dangerous in a number of ways. For example, when the cargo is improperly loaded or secured, the material can shift, which can cause the truck to become unbalanced. The unbalanced cargo can also make it difficult for the truck driver to properly operate and control the truck. In addition, if involved in an accident, any unsecured shipment can spill out of the truck, causing further dangers to others traveling on that same road.
Financial Compensation is Attainable Following a Large Truck Accident – Consult With a Well-Versed Personal Injury Attorney
Truck drivers and the companies they work for are legally obligated to abide by a wide-range of strict rules and regulations. Regrettably, these parties often disobey the rules in order to meet deadlines and the pressures of work. Whenever a rule is broken, the lives of those who share the roads with the negligent truck driver are placed at risk of serious harm or even death. When a truck accident happens, the negligent parties must be held accountable for their wrongdoing.
At the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King, advocating on behalf of injured accident victims is an absolute priority. For more than ten years, the firm has successfully represented truck accident victims – helping them obtain the financial compensation they needed to make a full recovery. If you or a loved one was recently injured in a truck accident, it is important to seek the legal advocacy of a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. Obtain the legal support of the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King. Consider scheduling a complimentary consultation with the law firm by calling (909) 297-5001 or filling out the online contact form.