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Truck accidents are far more common than many people realize. According to preliminary data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 361 fatal truck accidents in California in 2017. In fact, California had one of the highest truck accident fatality rates in the nation, second only to Texas.
When truck accidents are not fatal, they typically result in devastating, catastrophic injuries. Victims can take legal action to seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, truck accident claims are incredibly complex and require the skill and experience of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. At Saeedian Law Group, we have nearly a decade of legal experience that we are ready to put to work for you.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
While truck drivers are professionals who receive hours of training, they are not exempt from making mistakes. In fact, many truck accidents are the result of carelessness or recklessness on the part of the truck operator. However, this is by no means the only cause of truck accidents.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including eating or texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (DUI)
- Falling asleep at the wheel/fatigued driving
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to stop at red lights and/or stop signs
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely (“tailgating”)
- Careless or negligent driving behaviors, such as turning into the path of oncoming traffic
- Inexperienced drivers
- Poor weather conditions
- Improper truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts, such as defective tires or brakes
- Lack of proper supervision
- Failure to conduct truck driver background checks
- Unsafe/defective roadway design or construction
This is not a complete list; there are many other situations that may lead to a truck accident.
Liability in Truck Accident Claims
Like other types of personal injury claims, truck accident cases revolve around the notion of liability—who is responsible for the accident and, as a result, your injuries and other losses? Unlike other types of motor vehicle collisions, such as car and motorcycle accidents, however, proving liability in truck accident claims is often very complex.
While a truck driver may seem to be at fault for an accident, and he or she may be actually at fault for the collision, he or she is an employee of a trucking company. In most cases, employers are liable for the actions of their employees while their employees are working. Therefore, both the truck driver and the trucking company may be liable. This is further complicated when another party, such as a truck parts manufacturer or an individual responsible for conducting truck maintenance, is also partially at fault.
Discuss Your Case with Saeedian Law Group Today
Our firm represents injured individuals and the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed in all types of truck accidents, including those involving large semi-trucks, delivery trucks, mail trucks, and other commercial vehicles. We can help you understand your legal rights and fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. The goal of our Beverly Hills truck accident attorney is to secure justice on behalf of you and your family.