INJURED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Truck accidents can cause severe injuries or death. Due to a truck’s size and weight, truck accidents can result in greater impact in a crash and substantial injuries compared to an average car accident.
Due to these circumstances, we typically see greater resistance and tough strategies implemented by trucking companies and insurance companies. However, because of the significant risks involved in trucking accidents, commercial truck drivers are held to a higher driving standard than the average motorist, and there are certain state and federal regulations that dictate safety standards for commercial trucks and vehicles.
The Darwish Law Firm has the knowledge, experience, and resources required to make sure truck drivers and trucking companies are held accountable. Our truck accident lawyers will work to protect your rights, and maximize your compensation.
TYPES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
- Semi-Trailer Truck
- Big Rigs
- Tractor Trailers
- Buses (city, school, coach)
- Garbage Trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Tank Trucks
- Cement Trucks
- Tow Trucks
- Car Carrier Trucks
- Delivery Trucks and Commercial Vans
- Pick-Up Trucks
- Cargo Trucks
CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. The main problem is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and are taller with greater ground clearance, which can result in smaller vehicles under riding trucks in crashes.
A total of 4,102 people died in large truck crashes in 2017. Seventeen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 14 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of people who died in large truck crashes was 30 percent higher in 2017 than in 2009, when it was the lowest it has been since the collection of fatal crash data began in 1975. The number of truck occupants who died was 52 percent higher than in 2009.
There are several factors that can cause a truck accident, including:
- Sleepy and Fatigued Drivers
- Distracted Drivers
- Trucking Company Negligence
- Failure to Comply with Safety Standards
- Unsecured Cargo
- Improperly Loaded Cargo
- Drunk Drivers
- Defective Products
- Lack of Driver Training
- Poor Maintenance or Mechanical Failure
- Overloaded Trucks
- Poor Decisions
- Driver Performance
- Road Defects
- Dangerous Conditions of Property
- Lane Departures
- Loss of Control
- Rear-End Collisions
- Unsafe Lane Changes
COMMON TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURIES
- Back Pain and Injury
- Neck Pain and Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Head Injuries / Concussions / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of Limbs / Amputation
- Broken Bones
- Eye Injuries
- Leg Injuries
- Burns and Scarring
- Internal Bleeding
Get The Justice You Deserve!
WERE YOU OR A LOVED ONE INVOLVED IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT?
You can rest easy knowing that our commercial vehicles accident lawyers at The Darwish Law Firm are fighting hard to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. There are several types of compensation that may be available, including:
- Past and Future Medical Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium (Companionship, Love, Support)
- Property Damage
- Punitive Damages
GETTING MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT
It is important to seek immediate medical care if you have been injured in a commercial vehicle or trucking accident. Obtaining professional medical attention will allow you to get the treatment you need to recover and will validate your truck accident injury claim.
If you are not sure where to get medical care and treatment, The Darwish Law Firm will advise you of medical providers. Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys will help you get the treatment and care you need and help you with your medical bills. If you do not have health insurance, we can help you get the medical care and treatment you deserve.
WHAT IF I AM BEING BLAMED FOR THE ACCIDENT?
California is a comparative fault state, meaning that you can still receive compensation even if you had fault in the accident. Under this law, the amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of liability for the collision. No matter what the police report may say, even if you are 99% at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages owed to you. The Darwish Law Firm works tirelessly to assure that liability is apportioned correctly so you are not taken advantage of under this law.
OUR GUARANTEE: IF YOU DON’T WIN, YOU DON’T OWE US ANYTHING
If you don’t win and recover money for your truck accident case, you don’t owe us anything. We guarantee it. This is called “working on contingency.”
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