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Trucking Accident Law: A General Overview

If you live in Southern California, you are likely well aware that there is an upsurge of warehouse construction and development, as well as a huge established presence of commerce and industrial business. With such a large presence of these types of businesses, commercial trucking vehicles, small and large are ever-present on our local roadways.

For the most part, truck drivers are cautious drivers. They typically have extensive training that helps them operate the large vehicle in a safe manner. Accidents involving big rig vehicles, however, can happen at any moment. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving a big rig, seek the legal counsel of an experienced attorney. An attorney who has expertise in the field of truck accidents can help you seek financial compensation for any injuries you sustained resulting from the accident.

It is worth noting that personal injury claims in the State of California are time-restricted. If you are seeking to file a claim, you will need to do under a specific time frame. Allow a personal injury attorney to guide you through the process.

When a Truck Accident Happens

A big rig or other large product transportation vehicle accident is different than other types of collision accidents. For one, commercial vehicles nearly outweigh every other vehicle they share the road with. Upon impact, big rigs have the potential to cause devastating injuries, which could involve casualties.

If you or someone you know has recently been involved in an accident involving a commercial truck, the following factors should be considered: 

Responsibility

Big rigs and other large vehicles do not only have to abide by the general rules and regulations other drivers practice, they must also abide by another specific set of standards established by the state and federal government. In some cases, the failure to abide by these standards is the main contributing factor to roadway accidents.

The Driver’s State of Mind

Commercial vehicle operators typically work for an extended period of time that could involve long, continuous hours. Long work hours can easily cause fatigue among big rig drivers. It is necessary for big rig drivers to take necessary breaks. Taking the appropriate amount of breaks can help prevent accidents.

The Vehicle’s Condition

Among other safety standards, big rigs are routinely checked in an effort to ensure that critical components are working in an efficient manner. Failing to meet the standards necessary for safety can be deemed negligence on behalf of the truck’s owner and/or driver.

The Bottom Line: Seek Proficient Legal Support

Big rig accidents are more dangerous than those of other vehicles due to their large-scale weight and size. Undergoing a big rig accident can easily cause serious injuries and even death to its victims. If you or someone you care for has suffered grievances as a result of a big rig accident, seek the legal expertise of a personal injury attorney. By filing a claim, you could obtain the financial compensation that could help you cover medical costs and other damages.

The attorneys at Martinez and Schill, LLP are is highly experienced in the field of commercial truck accidents. They are dedicated to helping victims of commercial-type vehicles recover financial compensation for their grievances. Personal injury claims in the State of California are time-restricted; obtain legal support as soon as possible. Contact our office to talk about your claim for free, and completely confidentially.

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