Commercial Truck Accidents

If you’ve ever had an eighteen-wheeler barrel past you on one of California’s busy roads, you likely know dangerous they can be. One reason trucking accidents are often more deadly is that commercial trucks often weigh as much as 30 times more than passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you should contact an experienced attorney who can prepare your case to obtain the best result.

Common Causes of Riverside Truck Accidents

Truck accidents occur for many of the same reasons that car accidents happen, including: distracted drivers, fatigued drivers, and drivers who operate vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There are some additional causes of truck accidents, however, which include:

  • Trucking companies often fail to adequately maintain their vehicles. While strict regulations outline required maintenance and inspection, some companies cut corners.
  • Inadequate driver training. Due to their substantial size and weight, trucks operate differently than passenger vehicles. Making a mistake while operating a truck can easily lead to a rollover or jackknife accident.
  • Cargo in trucks must be adequately secured and stored or there is a substantial risk of a truck rollover.

Our firm knows to collect the evidence necessary to present the best claim.  While the insurance company will try to minimize the payout, we stop them dead in their tracks.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

While the reasons for trucking accidents can differ, some of the most common reasons are:

  • Truck drivers who fail to notice vehicles in their blind spots
  • Brake failures that leave trucks unable to stop for obstacles in time. In situations where this results in a drive-axle brake locking, the trailer can skid and end up at a 90-degree angle.
  • Trucks who tailgate or follow too close risk ending up in rear-end collisions with vehicles traveling in front of them.
  • Rollover accidents commonly occur when trucks speed on steep hills or sharp curves and the cargo that is inside gets dislodged to such a degree that it causes the truck to rollover.
  • Trucks are extremely difficult to navigate in tight spaces. As a result, truck drivers sometimes incorrectly calculate how much space is required to complete a turn and end up in accidents.

Speak with a Riverside Truck Accident Attorney

We have helped many other people impacted by truck accidents. Contact Amicus Legal Group today so that we can begin fighting for you. And remember, we do not charge any fees unless we recover for you.

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