Santa Rosa Trucking Accident Attorneys
TRUCK ACCIDENTS TIED TO CATASTROPHIC INJURY
It’s hard to imagine, much less experience. You are riding in a passenger vehicle and collide with a vehicle 40 times the size of your own. At highway speeds, a collision with an 80,000 pound semi-truck can cause devastating damage to the vehicle and will commonly result in serious injuries or death for the accident victims. If this has happened to you or a loved one, it is highly advisable for you to contact a Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer at our firm who is ready to fight to help you hold the trucker accountable for causing the accident.
At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we exhaustively investigate our clients’ truck accident claims, searching for evidence to prove that the truck driver is at fault by looking at hours of operation and other causes of 18-wheel truck accidents. Any type of negligent or reckless behavior, such as driving while fatigued or under the influence of alcohol, may serve as grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Don’t worry about being able to prove the claim on your own; we make it our job to find the proof necessary to demonstrate your claim in negotiations with the insurance company or in court. With success, you may be able to receive a settlement or award of damages to compensate you for your medical expenses, your lost income and even your pain and suffering.
CAUSES OF 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS
Truckers traveling through California on highways such as Route 101 or I-80 tend to put in long hours. Faced with pressure to deliver their cargo quickly, drivers may exhaust themselves and put others on the road at risk. Federal regulations limit the amount of time truck drivers spend behind the wheel, but truckers (or their employers) will sometimes cut corners to meet deadlines. The result is that the driver may be too fatigued to react quickly enough to prevent causing an accident, or may even fall asleep at the wheel. Other common causes of big-rig accidents include texting while driving, driving drunk, driving with an unsafe load or even defective vehicle equipment. Whatever the cause of your accident, we are ready to begin working on a strategy to help you avoid being forced to pay the price for injuries you have suffered through no fault of your own.