Although truck accidents may not be as common as car accidents, the injuries sustained from trucking accidents are just as severe, if not worse. Many large trucks contain flammable cargo or hazardous materials. When these trucks collide with standard-size cars, trucks or motorcycles, the cargo or materials can spill out, increasing the chance of a fire or explosion. Furthermore, large 18-wheel trucks and tractor-trailers weigh substantially more than standard vehicles, which can result in grave consequences for passengers of smaller vehicles.
Victims of trucking accidents often face burn injuries, paralysis, broken or fractured bones, motor impairment, nerve damage, spinal cord injury, head trauma, brain injuries, emotional damage, back injuries, and death.
Trucking accidents are scary and can happen for any number of reasons including:
- Reckless driving
- Negligent behavior
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Brake failure
- Improper loading
- Failure to properly inspect equipment
Laws regarding trucking regulations are very complex and difficult to understand. If you are in need of an experienced Sherman Oaks or San Francisco trucking accident attorney, the Drake Law Firm can assist you with your legal needs. We have represented clients with trucking accident cases, and are experts in this area of the law.
It is one thing for an attorney to read and study trucking laws. But when an attorney has experience handling these types of cases, it is a whole different experience. The Drake Law Firm has investigated numerous truck accidents on behalf of our clients. We collaborate with doctors, investigators, insurance companies, law enforcement officials, and eye witnesses in order to gather all the facts and present the strongest case possible before the judge and the jury.
The California truck accident attorney at the Drake Law Firm can provide you with multiple legal options, expert guidance, and truly personal attention. Contact our truck accident attorney today.