Citrus Heights Truck Accident Lawyer
Large freight trucks are commonly referred to as semis, big rigs, tractor-trailers, big-rigs, and eighteen-wheelers. These trucks are comprised of two components: (1) a tractor that contains the engine and cab and (2) the trailer. The trailer is connected to the tractor via a hitch and can carry tens of thousands of pounds of freight material. Trucks have multiple axles and wheels and can be dozens of feet long. As such, they can be incredibly difficult to maneuver on the busy streets and interstates of Citrus Heights.
Common causes of truck accidents in Citrus Heights include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to signal before a turn
- Ignoring right of way rules
- Sudden stops
- Mechanical malfunctions
- Lack of adjustment for adverse weather
- Overall carelessness
Truck accidents account for 235 deaths each year in the state of California. Of those who die in these fatal big-rig crashes, 97% of these deaths are occupants of passenger vehicles. In addition, due to the sheer size and weight of large trucks, injuries often are catastrophic. When you are injured in a truck accident, you can experience a wide range of severe consequences, including intense pain, disability, emotional trauma, and financial stress. In addition, your family members also become victimized by the accident because they lose the physical, emotional, financial support of a loved one.
My Citrus Heights law firm is dedicated to assisting families coping with the trauma and tragedy of an unexpected truck accident. We provide a comprehensive approach to representation. Not only will we assist you and your loved ones by holding the driving and trucking company responsible for their negligence, but we will also assist you with ensuring that you receive proper care for your injuries.Our Unique Approach to Truck Collisions
Truck accidents can be physically and emotionally painful, and we are committed to delivering unparalleled compassion, understanding, and empathy. We will be there for your family every step of the way.
Our team of injury lawyers, paralegals, and investigators have worked together to assist countless clients victimized by careless drivers in Citrus Heights since 1982. Our team operates like a family, and we treat all of our clients as one of our own. Our unique personalized approach to representation provides clients with a persuasive voice in litigation. We will tailor our strategy based on your needs, goals, and best interests.Truck Driver Negligence in Citrus Heights
Negligence is the legal term for carelessness. The vast majority of truck accidents are caused by truck driver negligence. These unfortunate collisions are entirely preventable. Because the truck driver is operating the big rig on behalf of a commercial carrier, freight, or distribution company, the company may be vicariously liable for any damages that ensue from a crash in Citrus Heights.
Common truck accident injuries that we see include:
- Spinal injuries, including herniated discs and paralysis
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Chest injuries
- Limb and extremity injuries, including amputations
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and bruises
The following video explains more about the types of injuries in truck accidents.Citrus Heights Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another, please call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.10.20]