The commercial trucking industry is a vital part of our nation’s economy. Unfortunately. The presence of large commercial vehicles on our roadways present a real danger to all those who share the same roads. Bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians are among the most vulnerable. Nonetheless, a catastrophic injury can occur for any individual who suffers an accident with a large commercial vehicle.
Although trucking accidents only make a fraction of the traffic collisions that occur every year, they do account for well over 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities. When a person dies as a result of a trucking accident, the victim’s family members can seek restitution from the liable party through a wrongful death claim.
Seeking Restitution Following a Large Commercial Vehicle Accident
When seeking compensation following a trucking accident, it is critical to demonstrate that negligence was the central factor that caused the accident. When it comes to large commercial vehicles, negligence can occur on the part of the commercial vehicle operator, the company he or she is employed for, the company who has loaded the cargo, or the manufacturing company responsible for the defective truck part that led to the accident.
Why Truck Accidents Differ From Regular Passenger Vehicle Accidents
Large commercial vehicles are much larger in weight and size when compared to the average car. When a large commercial vehicle is involved in a collision, their weight and size can cause serious injuries to the individuals they collide with.
Additionally, large commercial vehicles need to abide by strict regulations when it comes to how much weight can be transported in the vehicle and how many hours a driver can operate the vehicle in one shift. Commercial vehicle drivers found disobeying any regulation can be held accountable for the accident.
Speak to a Knowledgeable Attorney Who Will Defend Your Right to Fair Compensation
Suffering an accident with a large commercial vehicle can easily result in a lifetime of physical and financial distress for the victim. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of negligent truck driver, you may have the opportunity to recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
After an accident, it is important to act quickly; the State of California imposes strict deadlines that allow victims a small window of opportunity to file a claim. Count on the support of a qualified attorney who can review your case and represent your interests.
At Martinez & Schill, LLP defending the interests of trucking accident victims is imperative. The firm works vigorously to ensure the victim’s rights and interests are protected throughout the claim process. Moreover, the firm works carefully to review the case and ensure every potentially liable party is identified and the right legal actions are pursued. Following a commercial vehicle accident in Southern California, speak to an attorney you can depend on. Consider contacting the support services of the attorneys at Martinez & Shill, LLP today.