California Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
Experienced Semi-Truck Litigators
Whether you are a pedestrian, motorcyclist, bicyclist or the driver of a vehicle involved in a semi-truck accident, you likely know the severity of these types of accidents. Some commercial trucks weigh nearly 80,000 pounds, which can produce devastating consequences if they are involved in a crash.
Semi-truck accidents are usually very complicated, involving several commercial insurance policies and employers. It is not advisable to try to settle a case like this alone, which is why it’s crucial to seek the advice of experienced attorneys, such as Higuera Law Offices.
Higuera Law Offices has represented many plaintiffs in semi-truck accidents who have been seriously injured. Higuera Law even obtained a settlement for over $5 Million against one of the largest trucking companies in the USA in a wrongful death case.
Causes of Truck Driving Accidents
Many factors contribute to truck accidents in California. These include driver fatigue, excessive speed, equipment failure, overloading, aggressive driving and/or drug and alcohol use. Sometimes the cause of accidents is more complicated, such as commercial truck tires failing, vehicle-related problems, shifting cargo, brake problems, debris in the road, etc.
Since commercial trucks are massive and weigh much more than a standard passenger vehicle, these trucks are less safe and require more time and distance to stop completely. If the truck has a full load, it requires even more time to come to a complete stop. Additionally, commercial vehicles may carry hazardous or oversized loads, some of which are flammable and require first responders to arrive at the scene of accidents.
California’s Commercial Trucking Laws
California requires that truck drivers follow both federal and state regulations, including submitting to drug and alcohol testing, minimum rest times, maximum hours of service, truck maintenance, proper transportation of hazardous materials and legal vehicle marking. Higuera Law Offices has the experience to investigate semi-truck accidents and determine if the truck driver’s failure to abide by necessary safety laws is admissible as evidence in court.
Helping you to navigate the road to recovery, Higuera Law Offices will handle all issues speaking to the claims adjuster, negotiating a fair insurance claim settlement or should the case get pushed to court, handle all court-related issues concerning securing a monetary settlement for your case.
Damages for Truck Accident Victims
Higuera Law Offices will review with you the types of compensation you may be eligible to receive if you are successful in pursuing your truck accident lawsuit. This may include the costs of your medical treatment, compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and damage to your property that was struck by the semi-truck.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
Contact Higuera Law Offices for a free consultation. We will review your case and provide you with actionable next-step items, including letting you know the chances of your case reaching a settlement or going to court.