Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other large trucks play a vital role in the transporting of consumer goods to and from California. While integral to commercial trade, these trucks also pose a serious risk to motorists. The injuries and other related damages resulting from a truck accident are often severe, and the insurance company is rarely on the victim’s side.
Large trucks require a high level of attention and skill in order to properly handle, and any lapse in attention to safety can have devastating consequences. A sharp turn can result in a rollover, while a turn that is too wide can easily strike other vehicles. Driver fatigue, inattention, and drug and alcohol use are not the only causes of truck wrecks, and in some instances, the company itself might be responsible. Failure to perform regular maintenance can lead to dangerous situations, such as brake failure or engine trouble that can also lead to accidents.
Due to the sheer size and weight of big rigs, injuries associated with 18-wheeler wrecks tend to be severe. It is not uncommon for victims to experience spinal cord and brain injuries. Internal organ damage is quite common too. The medical bills associated with these types of injuries can be staggering, and necessary care is often ongoing and long-term.
Our years of experience with California victims have allowed us to become intimately familiar with the physical, financial and emotional damages of tractor trailer wrecks. When a victim is injured in a truck accident, he or she often needs experienced support and guidance through the process of filing a personal injury claim. Still curious about our help? Visit our website for more information.