California Semi-Truck & Trucking Accident Injury Lawyer
It is not uncommon for people to suffer serious injuries when involved in a trucking accident. Trucking accidents are responsible for injuring over 100,000 innocent victims annually. Over 5,000 people are killed each year in a trucking accident. 2013 saw the second highest truck crash totals on record.
Commercial trucking companies and their insurance companies are notorious for offering very little to truck accident victims. Thousands of people are injured in a truck accident every year, only to be offered far less than they deserve for their injuries.
Each California trucking accident lawyer at Torem & Associates knows what you are entitled to and will fight to get you fair compensation.
Experienced Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
Our injury lawyers are well versed in California law, and can assist you if you have been injured in a semi-truck or another type of trucking accident. We can review your claim and advise you of your legal options. If you are the victim of a trucking accident, contact our personal injury lawyers today for your free consultation.
What Damages Can I Recover By Filing a Truck Accident Claim?
Victims of trucking accidents may be eligible to compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, property damage, lost wags and pain & suffering. Future medical bills may be considered if your injuries will influence the rest of your life.
If your family member was killed as a result of a negligent act of a truck driver, you may have the right to recover damages for the loss of your loved one. Contact Torem & Associates to arrange a free case evaluation about your semi-truck or other trucking accident claim with an attorney at the Fresno or Los Angeles office.
Who Can be Sued in a Trucking Accident Case?
There are many possible defendants in a truck accident.
- The driver of the truck
- The owner of the truck or trucking company
- The owner of the trailer
- The truck’s commercial company
- The owner of the merchandise being transported
Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents
Semi-truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, or a combination of factors – including the unique characteristics and capabilities of a commercial truck. Big rigs have certain limitations passenger vehicles do not. Other drivers should be aware of these limitations. In 2012, brake, tire or wheel related defects were the most common cause of truck accidents in California.
Common Causes for Semi-Truck Accidents can include (but are not limited to):
- Overloaded trailers or trucks
- Faulty or poorly maintained brakes
- Adverse driving conditions (fog, snow, rain, or smoke)
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Excessive speed
- Lack of driver training
- Over fatigued drivers
- Unsafe or outdated safety systems, reflectors, lights, and other warning devices
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to yield the right of way
Contact Torem & Associates for a case evaluation and determine if you are entitled to restitution for your trucking accident injuries.