Did you know that one out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involve large trucks such as 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles?
Here in California we have automotive culture. Everyone almost has a car that is over the age of 25 years old. We need our cars to get to point A to point B. With California being next to the pacific ocean gives us access to the ports to unload shipments that need to be driven around the U.S. Trucks of all sizes are near us on our California roads from small to 18 wheelers.
With these trucking accidents we see many injuries that include:
Spinal Cord Injury
Facial and permanent scarring
Loss of Vision
and or even Death
Truck crashes- what one should know
Many of these drivers have different insurances such commercial insurance, excess and umbrella insurances. If an insurance company shows us that they do not want to cover their drivers, we have to punish them and ask for punitive damages. Punitive damages is when one ask for the other side to get punish for acting in bad faith.
When you or someone you know has been injured, us attorneys, have to prove negligence of the defendant. To prove negligence we have to prove 4 elements.
Duty- Did the driver have a duty to drive
Breach of Duty- Did the driver beach his duty. Causes:
Hiring and Training improperly
Causation- DId the driver cause the accident
The leading causes of Semi Truck accidents in the US:
Other types of Accidents
Jack Knife Truck Accidents that is when a truck tucks itself into its side cargo. This can happen on the road when the driver looses control of its front cart and the back doesn't follow path. These type of crashes can hurt the other driver seriously and be fatal.
Rollover Truck Accidents- With the conditions of the road and the drivers not being safe can cause the truck to rollover in which it can also be fatal.
In the aftermath of a Truck accident, victims can be left scared confused and traumatized. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving a 18-wheeler, semi or any other commercial vehicle, let us help represent you. You need an acclaimed and aggressive truck accident lawyers to represent your interests following the accident and we are here to help.
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The LA Law Firm represents injured victims of accidents such as auto accidents, truck accidents and other accidents caused by the negligence of other party or parties. Our experienced Lawyers know exactly what it takes to assist families that have been severely injured or suffered the loss of a family member due the misfortune an accident can bring.
If you or a loved one need assistance from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, call today. Solutions and peace of mind are just moments away.