California Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers

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Semi trucks are some of the most common commercial trucks on the road, usually consisting of large tractor units (frequently referred to as cabs) that have fifth-wheel coupling, allowing a semi-trailer to be hitched to the tractor unit. As a result, most semi trucks are used to haul large trailers, but they can operate without any attachments.

Most semi trucks are considered commercial vehicles, and drivers are thus required to have commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). The trucks themselves are subject to state regulations imposed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and federal regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

California Semi Truck Accident Lawyer

Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a semi truck accident in California? Be very careful about what you say and who you speak to about your accident, as your first conversation should be with an experienced attorney.

The May Firm represents semi truck accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to worry about paying us anything unless you receive a monetary award. We will review your case during a free consultation when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online today.

Causes of Semi Truck Accidents

Semi trucks can be involved in many different kinds of accidents, and trailers are typically complicating factors in many such crashes. Some of the most common kinds of accidents semi trucks are involved in around California include, but are not limited to:

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

The May Firm will immediately commence a diligent independent investigation of your semi truck crash to determine the exact cause. We will also obtain black box data, review driver logbooks, and examine Global Positioning System (GPS) data.

Frequent causes of semi truck accidents include, but are not limited to:

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

A semi truck is much more complicated than the average car accident claim, because unlike those situations where liability is limited to a single party, a semi truck could involve several such people or entities. One party could be the owner of a semi truck while another owns the trailer.

Other accidents could also involve a truck part manufacturer, maintenance company, or shipping agency being negligent. In some cases, it is entirely possible that the driver of another vehicle was actually at fault for an accident.

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Types of Semi Truck Accident Injuries

Semi trucks are clearly larger than most other passenger vehicles, so collisions between the two usually end very badly for the occupants of the smaller vehicles. The severity of injuries can certainly vary greatly from case to case, but many people often suffer injuries that lead to several additional weeks, months, or even years of medical care.

Some of the most common kinds of injuries people can sustain in semi truck accidents include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Sprains
  • Neck injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Muscle strains
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis

Other cases can lead to wrongful death lawsuits when a person is killed in a semi truck crash. Whether you were injured or your loved one was killed, the insurance company for the semi truck is going to want to resolve your case for as little as possible.

One way this is frequently accomplished is by pressuring victims to accept lump sum settlements. All people have good reason to wonder about the consequences of accepting such offers, because the result in many cases is that people are not given enough money to cover all of the costs they have incurred and will continue to incur.

The May Firm will be able to determine what the true value of your case is actually worth and then we will fight to recover that. If we cannot negotiate a satisfactory settlement, we will not be afraid to file a lawsuit.

Contact a California Semi Truck Accident Attorney

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a semi truck accident in California, do not hesitate in getting yourself legal counsel. A skilled personal injury lawyer will be able to help you recover every last dollar of compensation you need and deserve.

The May Firm has seven offices throughout California, including locations in Fresno, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Chula Vista, Santa Maria, Long Beach, and Santa Barbara. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.

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