18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers

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Experienced California 18-Wheeler Injury Attorneys

An 18-wheeler is the name commonly used for a commercial truck with 18 wheels, usually a combination of a tractor and one or more trailers. Both the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) impose weight limits of 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds, on 18-wheelers.

All 18-wheelers are very large commercial vehicles that need to be regularly maintained and operated by experienced professionals. When a trucking company is negligent in either of these areas, it can frequently result in a devastating accident that could involve multiple other automobiles.

California 18-Wheelers Accident Lawyer

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in an 18-wheeler accident anywhere in California, you do not want to delay in seeking legal representation. An experienced personal injury lawyer is going to know how to help you hold the negligent parties accountable so you can recover the compensation you need and deserve.

The May Firm has seven offices throughout the state, including locations in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Fresno, Bakersfield, Chula Vista, and Long Beach. You can have our firm review your case during a free consultation when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online today.

Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

18-wheelers may cause a number of different kinds of accidents. Every single crash is different and involves its own separate and unique factors.

Certain kinds of accidents are more common than others. Some of the most common types of 18-wheeler crashes include, but are not limited to:

  • T-Bone Collisions
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Wide-Turning Accidents
  • Override Accidents
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Overloaded Vehicles
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Underride Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Blocking Accidents

An 18-wheeler is far more complicated than a traditional passenger vehicle collision for a number of reasons. One of the first major differences is the possible number of liable parties, as 18-wheelers in particular could involve multiple owners and multiple liable parties.

Some of the people or entities that might be liable in an 18-wheeler case could include the truck driver, truck owner, manufacturer of a truck part, maintenance company, cargo loading company, shipping agency, governmental entity, or even another driver. Another difference can be the cause of crash.

Some 18-wheeler accidents may share common causes similar to other motor vehicle crashes, but other accidents can stem from very complicated issues with the 18-wheelers themselves. Our firm is familiar with 18-wheeler crashes involving such causes as:

  • Inclement weather
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Brake failure
  • Failure to maintain vehicle
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Driver fatigue
  • Mechanical defects
  • Unsecured loads
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol

You will want the May Firm to examine logbooks, Global Positioning System (GPS), and black box data immediately after a crash and preserve all other relevant evidence before a trucking company is legally allowed to destroy is.

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18-Wheeler Accident Injuries

People involved in 18-wheeler accidents rarely walk away unscathed. Most cases will involve very severe injuries that involve lengthy hospital stays leading to enormous medical bills as well as several weeks, months, or even years of inability to return to work.

Some of the most common kinds of injuries people may sustain include, but are not limited to:

Certain cases can also result in fatal injuries. The family members of people killed in 18-wheeler accidents can file wrongful death lawsuits against the negligent parties.

Contact an 18-Wheelers Accident Attorney in California

Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in an 18-wheeler accident in California? Make sure that you do not discuss your crash with anybody until you have legal counsel.

Contact The May Firm as soon as you possibly can. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

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