Truck accidents are a common occurrence, and unfortunately are only increasing in frequency. What’s worse is that truck accidents on the road or even at workplace are some of the most fatal accidents that one can get into. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 6200 drivers are killed in truck accidents every year. That’s roughly one worker every three hours or 100 per week. A good chunk of those truck accidents actually occur at work or during shipping. It is estimated that at least 20% of the truck accidents that happen in the US are due to negligence or recklessness. The problem lies with the heavy weight of these trucks.
These accidents often result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, organ damage, fractures and fractures, and permanent disability. The potential for serious or even fatal injury in such a collision is high. When we think of crash injuries, we usually only think of catastrophic injuries. Of course, many of the most common causes of major traffic accidents are similar to car accidents. The difference is that when a semi-trailer is involved, the chance of serious or fatal injury is much higher. Truck accidents can result in fatal or catastrophic injury. While there are various truck safety laws designed to keep the public safe, truck accidents are all too common and often result in catastrophic injury to occupants of small vehicles.
What to do after a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents can be drastic and damaging, hence it is necessary to:
a) Get proper medical treatment and report
b) File a police report if necessary and,
c) Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer
Why should you consider a Personal Injury Attorney?
When dealing with a truck accident aftermath it is necessary to seek professional advice. The differences between motor vehicle accidents and car accidents are significant and require the assistance of a Personal Injury Attorney to follow correctly. Traffic accident cases are much more complex, so no one should attempt to file a claim without an injury lawyer, especially when it comes to life-threatening injuries such as a brain or spinal cord injury, alone.
After an accident with a semi-trailer or trailer, the victims can suffer serious injuries and property damage.
A Personal Injury attorney is essential in securing adequate compensation for your injury; hiring an attorney can free you from the long and arduous task of dealing with insurance companies and legal proceedings. Having a lawyer by your side can help you avoid being victimized twice: the first in an accident and the second by the insurance company. Therefore, it is important to hire an attorney who is motivated, knowledgeable, familiar with these matters, who will promptly investigate the accident and your injury, who is trusted by the truck insurance company, and who actively works to obtain compensation.
California is a state of comparative negligence. Under California’s “relative negligence” law, a guilty driver can still sue for damages even if he or she is partly responsible for the accident. On the other hand, under California negligence law, any truck driver convicted of negligence could be held liable for causing harm to another driver. In California, negligent drivers are financially responsible for any injury or other damage they cause to others. If the driver is negligent, he can be held liable for any damage suffered by the victim. California’s strict liability law states that designers, manufacturers, and even any company involved in the product distribution chain, can be held liable if one of their defective products causes a traffic accident.
To give your claim the best chance of success, San Gabriel Personal Injury Lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your collision to identify all potentially responsible parties. Our Lawyers can also arrange testimony from accident reconstruction experts, engineers, medical examiners, and financial examiners.
As Trucks Accidents can be overwhelming and complicated it is advisable to consult professionals in this matter. Contact experienced Personal Injury Attorneys from San Gabriel Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyers to represent you and your claim.
Call (626) 602-9483 to book a free evaluation.