If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need the experienced San Diego truck accident lawyers of the Gomez Law Firm to protect your rights. Large trucking companies have their own investigators and attorneys fighting for them, you need someone on your side. When truck collisions do occur, trucking companies involved in the accident often send representatives to the accident scene to confront accident victims immediately following the event, when they are most vulnerable. These agents work to handle everything at the scene of the accident so that they can limit or mitigate their company’s liability. By working with the experienced truck accident lawyers of the Gomez Law Firm, victims can have control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected. The San Diego truck accident attorneys at the Gomez Law Firm are dedicated to helping people across California, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties.
Large trucks, such as tractor-trailers or semis, are responsible for one out of every eight deaths in automobile collisions. When a truck driver or trucking company makes a mistake it usually has severe consequences. Frequently, it is the occupants in the car struck by the semi that are killed or crippled while the truck driver walks away unharmed. Due to the shear size and weight of large trucks, they pose great risk to other vehicles on the road. That is why there are federal and state regulations that are designed to help ensure safety. However, truck drivers and their companies continue to violate regulations and endanger lives.
It’s important to have lawyer who specializes in truck accidents.. There are different issues and considerations when investigating and pursing a truck accident claim. These considerations include:
The most common type of truck accident is truck rollovers. Rollovers occur when a driver loses control of the vehicle and the truck begins to slide sideways and jackknifes. When this happens, something can trip the vehicle and causing a rollover. It could be a curb, guardrail, or soft or uneven grounds on the side of the roadway are objects that can trip the vehicle. An aggressive turning truck will also cause a truck to rollover, if it is done at high speeds with a tight turning radius. Because of the severity of these types of accidents, the aftermath tends to be devastating.
One type of truck accident is an air brake malfunction. Air brakes are designed to stop a tractor-trailer in around 100 feet with a traveling speed of 35-40 mph. Air brake malfunctions mostly occur when a semi-truck is going downhill. These huge vehicles that weigh up to 80,000 lbs. cannot handle the stress put on the air brakes when going downhill. Even when a driver is continuously applying the brakes when driving on an incline, the air brakes could malfunction. This can be a dangerous scenario for passenger vehicles driving in front of the truck or within its vicinity.
Types of trucking accidents include:
At the Gomez Law Firm our experienced California truck accident lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights. There are many issues involved in making a claim, including knowledge of traffic and trucking laws, vehicle regulations, and liability issues. These issues must be handled with care and expertise. The team at the Gomez Law Firm will work on your behalf in order to maximize the compensation due to you. If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck or have lost a loved one in a collision with a semi, the San Diego truck accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys can help.
The Gomez Law Firm charges clients of truck accident claims on a contingency basis. What that means is the attorney is only paid if he or she wins money damages for you the client. Contact the Gomez Law Firm today.
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