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Truck accidents


Trucks, due to their size, have larger blind spots, need more space to maneuver safely, and will also need more time and space to slow down or stop. It also takes longer for a driver to pass them safely. Therefore, trucks have an inherent heightened risk of being involved in an automobile crash. To make things worse, due to the immense pressure a truck driver is under to meet his deadlines, the potential for mistakes and negligent driving can increase. Other common causes of truck accidents include, among other things, driver fatigue, intoxication, driver error, equipment failure, unsafe vehicle operation, large or unstable loads, brake malfunction or other defective equipment. In fact, California has one of the highest truck accident fatality rates in the nation.


Truck accident claims must take into account both state and federal regulations applicable to trucks and commercial vehicles. Because commercial trucking companies often violate these safety regulations, it is important to have a knowledgeable Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield truck accident attorney by your side, who is familiar with not only state & federal regulations, but also with commercial trucking insurance policies, that are different than regular car insurance policies.


Determining liability after a trucking accident is not a simple task. Not only are truck accidents catastrophic from an injury perspective, they are also very complex from a legal standpoint because multiple parties may be held liable for the accident; liable parties may include the truck driver, the trucking company, or both; It is also possible for a truck parts manufacturer or even an individual responsible for conducting truck maintenance to be partially at fault. It is important to note that an injured driver can also share some degree of responsibility for causing a truck accident. However, an injured driver who is found partly responsible for causing a trucking accident may still be able to recover some damages under the legal theory of comparative negligent, which applies to truck accidents in the state of California. 


If you were a victim of an accident involving a truck, our experienced legal team will strive to make sure you obtain maximum recovery for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other related costs resulting from your truck accident.

At the Law Office of Joseph a. Younes, we are available via phone 24/7. Call us at (818) 643-4999 for a free case evaluation today.

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