Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents are probably the most serious type of motor vehicle crashes that occur on California roadways and highways. Drivers traveling anywhere near an 18-wheeler need to take special precautions to help prevent their vehicles from being involved in a big rig’s crash. Even if you do everything right, there is still the chance that you could be involved in an accident.
At Law Offices of C. Bradley Hallen, I have represented many individuals in trucking accident cases in Encinitas and beyond.
When reviewing these accidents, I have seen many common factors that have led to these crashes, including truckers who:
- Operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Falsify logbooks to exceed driving hour limits
- Use hand-held cellphones to text or make calls while behind the wheel
- Drive while fatigued in order to meet deadlines
- Make sudden moves that cause trucks to jackknife or rollover
These accidents often result in extremely serious injuries for occupants of smaller passenger vehicles. If you find yourself injured in one of these crashes, you need to get immediate medical attention for any injuries, even if you feel your injuries are not significant or severe. Connecting your injuries to a specific accident becomes more difficult should there be a significant gap between the time of the crash and the time of treatment.
Talk to a Skilled Attorney
After getting care for your injuries, your very next step should be to contact my firm to discuss your case. I will carefully review the facts of your crash to determine the responsible parties. I will explain your options and answer any questions that you have to help you decide how you wish to proceed.
I have over three decades of experience handling personal injury cases. Throughout my career, I have been committed to helping my clients achieve positive results with their claims. I want you to feel confident that I am working hard to help you hold the truck drivers, companies, and their insurers responsible for their actions.
Throughout your case, I will negotiate to find a resolution that helps you maximize the compensation that you will receive. Should this not yield an offer that is in your best interests, I have handled more than 225 jury trials. I know how to present a strong case in the courtroom and I will not back down.