The trucking industry in the United States has steadily increased in recent years, according to the Department of Transportation. Currently, about 4.3% of vehicles on the highway are commercial trucks. For businesses and consumers alike, this may be considered a good thing, but the increase in commercial trucks on the highway also means that drivers now must share an already congested road with bigger and more dangerous vehicles. When a trucking accident occurs, these accidents often lead to serious injuries and in some cases, death. When these injuries occur, not only do you obtain medical expenses, but you also may continue to have pain and suffering as well as emotional distress. For these injuries, you have the right to be compensated. If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, contact an experienced California personal injury attorney so that we can help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
With the growing number of commercial trucks on the roads and highways, Californians are at a greater risk than ever before. If you are in an accident with a commercial truck, these injuries can cause serious damage to not only your vehicle, but also to you. Because of this, it is important to know the different causes of trucking accidents, so that you can avoid them as much as possible. The common causes of trucking accidents are:
- Sleep deprivation and drowsy driving
- Aggressive and careless driving
- Poor truck maintenance
- Improper lane changes and/or passing
- Driver inexperience
- Distracted driving
Trucking accidents are one of the most dangerous types of accidents you can have. When you are involved in a trucking accident, the trucking company’s insurance companies may contact you, and when this happens you need an attorney to advocate on your behalf.
Need Legal Advice?
Trucking accidents can be very dangerous for everyone involved. If you have suffered injuries and losses due to the negligence of a commercial vehicle operator, you deserve to be compensated. When truck accidents happen, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights. Here at The Paris Firm, we will advocate for you and help you receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at The Paris Firm to help you with your case today.