Winters Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’ve spent any amount of time driving to the city of Winters on State Highway 128, you’ve likely noticed many large commercial trucks traveling along the highway. You're probably well aware that if you are involved in an accident with any of these big rigs, the results can cause massive injuries or even death.
Whether the trucks deliver goods to a store or transport materials from one town to the next, these large vehicles pose a huge risk to passenger vehicles. The sheer size of these trucks means that even low-speed accidents can have serious and deadly consequences for those in smaller passenger vehicles.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in an accident with a semi-truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Reach out to our experienced Winters Truck Accident Lawyer at (530) 392-9400 for a free case evaluation.Truck Companies Act Quickly
Large commercial trucks are almost always owned by a trucking company that operates multiple vehicles. These companies are aware that their trucks can cause serious accidents. They have learned how to defend themselves from liability almost immediately after an accident occurs. Their insurance companies will quickly send a team to the crash site to collect evidence, take statements from witnesses, and try to cover up any proof that can lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Because truck companies act so quickly after an accident, it's essential to have a skilled injury lawyer on your side when pursuing compensation for your truck accident damages. It’s also crucial to have an attorney who has experience with trucking litigations and knows how to prevent truck companies from disclaiming liability.
Watch the YoutTube video below to learn more about why you may want to consider filing a personal injury claim for your truck accident injuries.Understanding Trucking Litigation
Our Winters truck accident lawyers at AutoAccident.com have extensive knowledge of trucking litigation and related issues. Trucking accident lawsuits are different from those that involve passenger vehicles due to federal and state regulations. These regulations are designed to keep truckers safe on the road and ensure that the trucks are maintained and operating properly. If truckers and their trucking companies violate these regulations, they are putting the lives of others at risk.Truckers Neglecting Safety Regulations
Not all commercial truckers are negligent drivers. Most truckers are committed to driving safely and following all traffic regulations. However, it just takes one negligent truck driver who disregards safety regulations to cause a catastrophic accident. Most trucking accidents are typically caused by drivers who neglect to follow safety rules.
Aimed at keeping expenses low and profits high, most trucking companies push unrealistic schedules on their drivers. When truckers are pressured to keep the unrealistic schedule, they drive long hours and don’t get enough time to rest. Studies have shown that fatigued driving can affect the brain, similar to driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.Common Careless Trucker Behaviors
Some careless behaviors that can cause truck accidents to include:
- Drugs or alcohol use
- Exceeding maximum allowed driving time without resting
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to complete regular vehicle inspection
- Failure to properly screen the driving records of a trucker
- Lack of supervision and/or training
- Improper truck maintenance
- Poor route selection
- Speeding to deliver goods more quickly
Those in smaller passenger vehicles are more likely to be severely injured in a truck collision than in a crash with a smaller vehicle. The vehicle occupants often sustain injuries that leave them with permanent disabilities, chronic pain, and fatal trauma. Some serious injuries that can occur in a trucking accident include:
- Amputation injuries
- Bone fractures
- Internal organ trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a family member has suffered a significant injury because of another party's negligence, call our experienced Truckee injury attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 7.29.21]
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