According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 69,000 people were injured in vehicles that collided with large trucks. In that same year, over 2,800 people were killed in a similar way (collisions with large trucks). These sobering statistics show how even the most careful drivers can become victim to a vehicle/truck collision. While essential to our country, the large size and weight of most trucks can make sharing the road intimidating. Below we’ve detailed how some truck accidents occur, the aftermath of such accidents, and why you should contact Landay and Roberts to fight for your rights to compensation for injuries.
Truck accidents can occur due to driver error in either vehicle(s) involved. Take a look at just a few examples of reasons why truck-related accidents have occurred.
Accidents that occur due to truck driver error often results from:
As soon as a truck-related accident occurs, regardless of the severity, an investigation is begun. The truck driver, the trucking company and the truck manufacturer may be investigated to uncover any wrongdoing. They may check for driver negligence, improper cargo loading, inspection/maintenance failure, or lack of supervision.
However, outside of these direct links, there are a few outliers that may also be held responsible for the accident. These can include, but are not limited to:
These parties could be equally responsible for the accident that occurred, whether it was dangerous road conditions, a mechanical failure, or negligence on the driver or trucking company’s part.
John L. Landay and Malcolm B. Roberts are an experienced attorney team that specializes in car accident injuries of all types, including injuries sustained from a truck-related accident. During a truck accident investigation, the process and questions over the incident can be overwhelming, especially for drivers who were severely injured in such accidents. Trust in Landay and Roberts to guide you through the process, and fight for your rights to proper compensation for your injuries.
Landay Roberts LLP will investigate the accident, consult with experts that can contribute to or clarify aspects of the accident, correspond with the insurance companies, and represent your case in court if need be.
If you were injured in a truck-related accident, no injury is too small for a case review. Contact us today in San Diego, CA for a free case consultation; we proudly serve clients around California state. You deserve compensation for your loss and inconveniences, and we’ll work hard to ensure that you get it.
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