Despite the scenes depicted in many a Hollywood movie, driving in Palmdale and surrounding areas is not all about convertible cars, endless sunshine and beautiful scenery. Of course, those do all exist, but so do the plethora of semi-trucks, big rigs, and other commercial vehicles you will be sharing the roads with. Truck drivers are qualified and trained to a very high standard, but the nature of the vehicles they drive means that, when things go wrong, they can go very wrong, very quickly. Thousands of deaths happen on California roads every year due to truck accidents, along with even more injuries. Should you sustain injuries in this type of crash, a Palmdale truck accident attorney has the legal expertise you need.
Truck accidents happen in Palmdale, California just about every day, ranging from minor collisions to major wrecks leading to fatalities and permanent disability. As the average commercial truck weighs around 30 times as much as your car, you can imagine the potential extent of the damage it could inflict on you, your passengers, and your vehicle. Truck drivers must exercise an appropriate level of care to avoid causing accidents while traversing the road networks of California but, despite best efforts and good intentions, even the most law-abiding and diligent motorists can become involved in a Palmdale truck accident.
Generally speaking, truck accidents happen due to either negligence or dangerous behavior on the part of the driver, or defective parts on the truck. During our extensive experience as Palmdale truck accident attorneys, we have identified the most common causes of these incidents as follows:
One of the leading causes of truck accidents in Palmdale, and throughout California, is negligence on the part of the trucking companies, in terms of failing to properly maintain their vehicles, incentivizing drivers to cut corners and drive faster, and discouraging proper rest breaks.
If you have been injured in truck accident, it is important to be aware that this list is not exhaustive, and our expert Palmdale attorneys have successfully handled cases with all manner of contributing factors.
As experienced Palmdale truck accident attorneys, we understand that trucking companies and, essentially, their insurers, are motivated by money. The truck company tries to maximize profits by cutting corners, while their insurers will seek to minimize or reject your claim. However, our primary motivation lies in recovering the compensation you deserve.
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.