Serious injuries often occur when commercial trucks get involved in auto accidents with regular vehicles. The size disparity between big rig trucks and a typical motor vehicle can lead to fatalities and permanent disabilities. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a commercial vehicle, contact a truck accident lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn . You might be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries, medical care, lost time at work, and pain and suffering. Call today for more information.
Truck Accident Lawsuit
Your truck accident lawyer will coordinate an independent investigation to determine the sources of liability. While this is a necessary task before filing a truck accident lawsuit, the majority of these accidents are the fault of the truck driver. Incentives for fast delivery encourage drivers to drive as fast as they can, while taking as few breaks as possible. This leads to reckless driving, aggressive maneuvers, and a disregard for the rules of the road.
In addition, many of the drivers are inexperienced and poorly trained. Claims often involve:
- Fatigue of the driver
- Use of prescription or illicit drugs, usually stimulants to combat fatigue
- Speeding, aggressive driving, or some other illegal maneuver
- Distracted driving, such as texting, using GPS, or watching movies
- Failure of brakes or another defective part
In the cases of mechanical failure or defective parts, your truck accident attorney may find that the liability extends beyond the driver of the vehicle to the manufacturer of the truck or parts and several other possible sources. The management company may also be to blame if it knowingly put a dangerous driver on the road, or explicitly encouraged him/her to drive in a reckless manner.
No matter what happened or why, a qualified San Bernardino truck accident attorney will fight on your behalf.
Contact a San Bernardino Truck Accident Attorney
Aitken * Aitken * Cohn has been proudly serving the community of San Bernardino for over 30 years, and we have a proven track record of success. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you deserve the best legal representation available. Please contact us to schedule an evaluation of your case.