Fully loaded trucks can be well over 60 feet long, and they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On dry pavement they take 20 percent longer to stop than passenger vehicles, and on wet pavement, they can take up to 50 percent more road to come to a complete halt. Occupants of passenger vehicles are at high risk of severe injuries or death in a crash with a large truck. Common causes of large truck crashes are:
- Driver distraction
- Improperly secured loads
- Poor maintenance
- Insufficient driver training
The trucking industry is highly regulated on both federal and state levels. Being dedicated to achieving the best result possible, I carefully create a liability strategy that’s based on violations of both state and federal laws and regulations. The truck driver might not be the only person who could be held liable for your damages. The driver’s employer or even a loading company might be held liable too. If you were involved in a truck accident anywhere in California, I will carefully examine all of the facts of the case and develop the most effective litigation strategy for your case.