Every 16 minutes, a truck crash or collision occurs. Accidents involving trucks are devastating, and often cause severe injuries, including death. Most fatalities in large truck collisions are pas-sengers of smaller vehicles. This occurs due to the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and are taller with greater ground clearance, which can cause smaller vehicles to under-ride trucks in crashes.
If another party’s reckless behavior causes an accident that leaves you injured, contact The Ash Legal Group to speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today. We can help you pursue legal action if you have underwent damages and emotional distress due to a truck injury. Our job here at The Ash Legal Group is to help injury victims hold liable parties accountable for their negligence. We have a track record proven to get you the compensation you deserve!
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Approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, about 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. These accidentsoccurdue tovarious reasons, includ-ing:
– Unrealistic schedules which result in speeding
– Illegally long work-shifts
– Tired or fatigued driving
– Distracted drivers
– Inadequate training (lack of technique needed to steer a truck)
– Aggressive drivers
– Failure to inspect tires, brakes, and lights
– Failing to oblige to “no trucks” signs
– Truck driver
– The trucking company for lack of regulations/training
– The party who leased the truck
– Car driver
– The manufacturer of faulty parts
– A mechanic who did not inspect the truck properly
When attempting to determineliability, there is generally a great deal of conflict between all possible negligent parties. This results in a strenuous and prolonged process. That is why it is essential to get help from a qualified professional.
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Federal and State laws regulate the trucking industry in order to establish standards that must be followed by all trucking companies and drivers. These laws can determine who’s responsible for a commercial truck accident. If your accident was related to a commercial driver not following the regulations that apply to his or her work, the driver and his or her company could be responsible for resulting damages and injuries.
In the process of determining fault, trucking companies regularly take measures to protect them-selves:
1) Use of Independent Contractors: Truck companies regularly classify its drivers as “indepen-dent contractors”, not as employees. By doing so, they attempt to deflect liability for any injuries which result in accidents.
2) Requiring Personal Maintenance: Truck companies require its drivers to buy their own vehicles. The drivers are responsible for maintenance, repairs, and inspections. As a result, collisions resulting from a truck being insufficiently maintained would not hold the trucking companies liable.
To learn more about how our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers can help you, call The Ash Legal Group for a free consultation. Our Truck Accident Attorneys are available 24 hours a day at (877) 715-2944