Semi-Truck Accidents

CALIFORNIA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Serving accident and injury victims throughout Orange County including Anaheim, Riverside and Santa Ana

Accidents involving large 18 -wheeler commercial vehicles and trucks can certainly be catastrophic or fatal. On California freeways 18-wheelers are filled with goods and supplies for delivery and transport locally and throughout our nation. The shear weight of such vehicles is enormous and the magnitude of force such large trucks can generate upon impact are extremely large. Thus, accidents involving large semi-trucks cause significant injuries to victims and have a higher rate of fatalities.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, fatigue plays a large role in truck accidents. In fact, truck drivers behind the wheel for more than 8 hours are twice as likely to crash. Fatigue is caused by “ …sleep deprivation, disruption of normal sleep/rest cycles and fatigue.” In addition, the majority of deaths involving large trucks are passenger vehicle occupants. Thus, the dangers to motorists are vast in California as large trucks are prevalent on our roads and freeways at all hours of day and night.

TRUCK UNDERRIDE CRASH LAWYERS

Large trucks are especially dangerous from the rear and sides of the vehicle. Motor vehicles can go directly under large trucks and trailers partially or entirely causing severe injuries and death. For tractor trailors, the NHTSA has requested implementation of safety guards behind such large vehicles to help reduce the risk of injury. Despite such measures, many large trucks operate on the roads without such guards and are especially dangerous for innocent drivers behind such large vehicles or on the side of large trucks.

COMMON CAUSES FOR TRUCK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

According to the Department of Transportation, common causes of large truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver speed
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Approaching objects on freeway
  • Improper truck maneuvering
  • Vehicle failures
  • Shifting Cargo

Drivers of large trucks are under immense pressure to deliver goods on time and such pressure leads to serious safety violations. Delivery drivers are known to incorrectly log the books and hours worked to make timely deliveries. Unfortunately, careless disregard to safety protocols can lead to driver fatigue which can certainly play a large role in most if not all of the factors described above.

AGGRESSIVE TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Insurance companies for truck companies are quick to deny liability or deploy their tactics to minimize liability. At Sky Law Group, APC we understand the tactics used by insurance carriers and aggressively protect the interests of our clients. As with most truck accident cases the injuries are extensive and require lengthy medical treatment and rehabilitation. We guide our clients through the medical process, help minimize all medical bills and upon settlement attempt to reduce all medical bills on behalf of the client. Should the insurance carrier fail to offer a reasonable settlement, we pursue litigation and utilize all our resources to protect the innocent victim including some of the nations leading experts in accident reconstruction, medicine and beyond.

Our goal is to aid the client from beginning to the end of settlement. Such careful, thoughtful, compassionate, aggressive and zealous representation leads to consistent client referrals who praise us for our legal strategy.

GET THE MOST COMPENSATION FOR YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT

Our experienced lawyers can help you recover compensation in the following areas:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Future Wages
  • Wrongful Death

If your loved one has been killed in a truck accident, Sky Law Group, APC can provide immediate assistance with your wrongful death claim. Our legal team is compassionate and ready to help you pursue your legal claim.

Call 1-844-4SKY-LAW today or use our online contact form, for a free, no obligation consultation with our experienced and dedicated legal team. If you can not come to us, we will come to you.