Rosemont Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving large commercial semi trucks and 18-wheelers are shockingly common and can result in devastating, life-altering injuries to the driver and occupants of the vehicle hit by a semi truck.

Take, for example, a tragic accident involving a tractor trailer that occurred on State Route 125 in La Mesa. A commercial truck drifted into oncoming lanes of traffic and slammed directly into two vehicles. The impact of the collision led to the deaths of two women and injuries to six other people, according to U.S. News. One of the injured parties was identified as a 6-year-old child. Sadly, the child suffered a broken neck in this awful accident.

Unfortunately, accidents like the one described above occur regularly. In California alone, almost 250 accidents involving large tractor trailers occur each and every year. Nationally, one-in-ten fatal automobile accidents involve a large commercial truck.

Definition of a Commercial Truck

It is important to understand the definition of a commercial truck under the law. This is because getting involved in an accident with a truck does not necessarily mean you have a commercial truck accident case. For example, getting hit by someone's pickup truck is very different than getting hit by a semi truck hauling freight from Fresno to Rosemont.

Commercial trucks are vehicles used in the course of business or to transport commercial goods. Examples include:

  • 18-wheelers;
  • Tanker trucks;
  • Box trucks;
  • Delivery trucks (e.g., UPS and FedEx trucks); and/or
  • Freight trucks.

How Collisions Between Commercial Trucks and Other Vehicles Occur

There are a multitude of reasons why a semi truck may wind up colliding with another vehicle. For example, the truck driver may have been logging long hours (in excess of the allotted time limitations set by the federal government) and becomes exhausted while driving. Relatedly, some commercial truck drivers try to maintain their alertness by using narcotics or amphetamines. This can have the opposite reaction and cause a truck driver to crash into another vehicle or drift into oncoming traffic. There could also be mechanical issues associated with the freight truck like balding tires or a failed part that should have been checked prior to departing for a long haul.

What You Can Seek to Recover Through a Truck Accident Injury Claim

The types of financial compensation you can pursue through a personal injury claim against the truck driver and their employer include:

  • Payment of your medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, etc.

Claims Against Truck Companies Tend to be Complicated

Personal injury claims filed against large truck companies get complicated real quick. There are usually multiple claims adjusters, investigators, and defense attorneys all working for the trucking company and trying to limit its liability. It is crucial to contact an experienced Rosemont truck accident lawyer to level the playing field.

Take Action Today by Contacting a Rosemont Truck Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Rosemont Truck Accident Lawyer. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or passed away in a truck accident, please call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly and no obligation advice.

I have been practicing personal injury and wrongful death law exclusively since 1982.

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