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Causes of 18-Wheel Truck Accidents


Truck accidents in California can cause catastrophic injuries and significant property loss. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, an experienced Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer understands how to pursue maximum compensation. During a difficult time, you deserve a tough-minded California attorney. Call (707) 575-7141 now.

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, truckers may exhaust themselves and put other drivers at risk. Regulations limit the amount of time truck drivers spend behind the wheel, but truckers (or their employers) may cut corners to meet deadlines. The consequences of a trucker who falls asleep behind the wheel can be devastating for those involved in a truck accident.


At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we're prepared to hold the responsible parties accountable. The insurance company may try to limit a claim, or shift blame away from a negligent driver. We're aware of the tactics used by insurance companies. They don't scare us. We fight hard to make sure our clients get every penny they rightfully deserve.

The following are a few examples of causes of 18-wheel truck accidents in California:

  • Speeding
  • Texting truckers
  • Distracted driving by truckers
  • Truckers operating with overloaded trailers
  • Mechanical defects (malfunctioning brakes, tires, or lights)

Semi truck accidents can happen in any type of traffic conditions, from congested city roads to relatively quiet rural highways. Due to the sheer size of a big rig, an accident can have serious, even fatal consequences. If negligence is involved, we may be able to help you prepare a wrongful death lawsuit.


Truck accidents can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we thoroughly pore over records in a truck driving accident case. We can look at driver logs and other information to help determine any possible negligence on the part of the driver. Don't hesitate to contact us. We're prepared to stand up to the insurance companies and pursue maximum compensation.

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