Winters Truck Accident Lawyer
If you've spent 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 considerable risk to passenger vehicles. The sheer size of these trucks means that even low-speed accidents can have severe 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. Contact our experienced Winters Truck Accident Lawyers at (530) 392-9400 for a free case evaluation.Truck Companies Act Quickly After an Accident
Large commercial trucks are almost always owned by a trucking company that operates multiple vehicles. These companies know that their trucks can cause severe accidents and have learned how to defend themselves from liability 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, having a skilled injury lawyer on your side is essential when pursuing compensation for your truck accident damages. Having an attorney with experience with trucking litigations and knowing how to prevent truck companies from disclaiming liability is also crucial.
Watch the YouTube video below to learn 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 differ from those involving 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 correctly. If truckers and their trucking companies violate these regulations, they risk the lives of others.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 plan, 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 include:
- Drugs or alcohol use
- Exceeding the 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 car. Vehicle occupants often sustain injuries that leave them with permanent disabilities, chronic pain, and fatal trauma. Some severe 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 Winters truck accident attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. Since 1982, we have been helping residents in Winters and surrounding areas obtain the money they deserve for personal injury and wrongful death damages. See our past verdicts and settlements.