Corona Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating crash types one can be in. This is largely due to the significant difference in size between a passenger vehicle that weighs a few thousand pounds versus a much larger commercial vehicle that weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds. Unfortunately, truck accidents in California occur every year. For the most recent year for which data is available, more than 3,000 people were injured in truck accidents in California. Tragically, 113 crashes were fatal. While anywhere trucks travel can potentially result in a truck accident, the most common locations for truck accidents in California are I-5, I-10, and I-715.
If you were injured in a truck accident, you deserve a personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in truck accident claims. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our Corona car accident lawyers can capably handle your claim because they understand how complex these cases can be. You can contact us to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Why Truck Accident Claims Are More Complicated Than Other Types of Auto Claims
Truck accident cases are different than other types of automotive claims, primarily for the following reasons:
More Parties Are Involved
In a typical car accident claim, there are only two parties involved: you and the at-fault driver. This is much different than a truck accident case where several parties may bear responsibility for the accident, such as the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck owner
- Maintenance company
- Truck or part manufacturer
- Cargo company
A separate claim may need to be made against each responsible party. Each entity may be represented by their own aggressive insurance company and legal team.
More Significant Damages Are Involved
Commercial trucks can leave destruction in their wake when they collide into much smaller passenger vehicles. Truck accident injuries may include:
- Head or brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Complex fractures
The medical expenses stemming from these injuries alone can be very expensive. However, there may be other damages involved in the case, such as lost wages, lost earning potential, property damage, and pain and suffering. The higher the potential value of a claim, the harder the defendant and insurance company will try to avoid paying a fair amount for the claim.
Complex Federal Regulations May Apply to the Claim
Commercial trucking companies must comply with complex regulations that dictate such things as:
- The maximum number of hours the driver can operate the truck during a workday
- Mandatory breaks during transit
- How to secure the load
- Pre-trip inspections to check that the truck is safe to operate on the open roadway
- Requirements for obtaining and retaining a commercial driver’s license
- Requirements for recording travel and load details
- Pre-hire, random, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing
A thorough investigation is often necessary to determine whether the defendant violated any of these rules and if the violation contributed to the accident.
Contact Us Today for a Free Truck Accident Case Review
If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be able to recover compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you incurred. The Corona truck accident lawyers with Aitken * Aitken * Cohn are ready to fight for you. Contact us today for a free case review with a knowledgeable Corona truck accident lawyer,