Commercial Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailer or semi-truck accidents and commercial truck accidents in general, can be more complicated than car accidents. Sometimes the victim of a truck driver’s negligence can sue the individual driver as well as the trucking company, the owner of the trailer or even the owner of the load being carried by the truck. Numerous defendants and insurance carriers might be involved.
California, as well as the United States government has special laws that apply to trucks. These laws limit the number of hours a driver can drive without resting, the weight of the load being carried and virtually every aspect of trucking. Frequently the violation of these laws is the reason that the accident occurred. We work with truck experts to get to the facts of each accident.
Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Improper loading of semi trucks
- Poor weight distribution
- Aggressive driving
- Illegal schedules/shifts/improper logbooks
- Improper maintenance
- Poorly maintained safety equipment
- Improper hiring of drivers
- Drivers without qualifications/training
- Semi-truck driver claims
If you are injured in a truck accident of any kind, we can assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries, lost wages and related damages. Contact us for free consultation.