Accidents involving semi-trucks are some of the most devastating types of collisions. Being injured in a truck accident can be both emotionally and physically traumatizing for victims, the impacts of which can last a lifetime. No matter how the accident occurred, if a truck driver is at fault, we can help California victims seek just compensation for their related damages.
Fatigue is one of the most common causes of trucking accidents. Most truck drivers log long hours on the road every day, and with few breaks and little sleep, fatigue can quickly begin to impact a driver’s ability to focus on the road. A serious accident can easily occur whether a driver fell asleep at the wheel or was unable to react quickly enough because of fatigue.
In other situations, a driver might simply be ill-equipped to handle such a large vehicle. Tractor trailers are notoriously difficult to handle and are known for their propensity to make wide turns. Drivers must execute a level of skill and proper judgement when making turns with their limited fields of view, and any negligence can lead to devastating wrecks.
The reasons behind any given truck accident can be varied and complex. Driver negligence, fatigue and even substance abuse might be common factors, but trucking companies who fail to adequately train their employees or perform regular maintenance on their vehicles can also be held responsible for their actions. When California victims seek our help for injuries suffered in a truck accident, we dedicate our time, experience and knowledge to helping them obtain the best outcome possible.