Can we all just admit that we do not like to drive too closely to large trucks? You know the ones – the large “big rigs” and other huge vehicles that crowd the roadways.
We know that these vehicles are usually perfectly safe, but there are times when vehicle failure or careless driver behavior causes major accidents. These vehicles can cause major damage. While we hope you never experience an accident with a large truck, it may happen.
If you need a truck accident attorney in Inglewood, contact the Compass Law Group today. We will work with you to ensure you are properly compensated for all of your expenses related to the accident.
We want to give you a few kinds of trucks so you understand what we are talking about:
Those are some examples of trucks that are involved in commercial, construction, or municipal activities. Usually they are owned by private companies or government agencies.
In the United States, nearly 4,000 people died in truck crashes in 2016.
The latest reporting year in California shows us that these trucks caused nearly 300 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, and those numbers are trending upward with each passing year.
These accidents often happen because of some kind of vehicle failure. The companies that own large trucks should regularly inspect and maintain all parts of these vehicles. If they do not, and the engine, brakes, tires, or other part of the vehicle malfunction, the driver could lose control of the vehicle.
Trucks that weigh tens of thousands of pounds can cause a mass casualty accident that affects dozens fo vehicles.
Drivers who operate more hours than they should in a day are breaking the law and run the risk of falling asleep at the wheel. If they are driving distracted or impaired they are turning their trucks into large and dangerous weapons. More and more, people on the roadways think it is okay to look at their phones. A truck driver cannot afford to do this.
Anytime a driver operates a truck in a careless or reckless manner, they should be held liable for any damages, injuries, or deaths they cause.
Getting into an accident with a large truck can be traumatic and scary. We know that your focus needs to be on handling injuries and we want to help. The Compass Law Group will fight to get the compensation you deserve when someone else’s negligence has caused your accident. We know you need money for your medical bills and possibly even for lost income if you cannot work for a period of time. Let us handle the trucking company and the insurance claims. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.