Semi-trucks can be found on many of the highways and streets of Southern California, transporting cargo and freight. These large trucks travel on the roads during all hours of the day, including busy rush hour times in the mornings and evenings.
The congestion of our freeways, paired with these vehicles’ enormity, creates a potentially dangerous driving situation. Considering the large size of these vehicles, usually 10,000 lbs. or more, it is not surprising that most accidents involving big rig trucks result in serious injury or death, most commonly to the occupants of the other vehicle.
In 2003, large truck accidents accounted for 7% of all fatal traffic accidents and 12% of all accident-related fatalities nationally. In California, large trucks were involved in 332 fatal crashes, approximately 6% of all fatal crashes.
A common cause of accidents involving large trucks is speeding. Big rig trucks cannot stop as readily as vehicles or maneuver as easy to avoid a collision. Negligent truck drivers who do not take caution in driving on our streets and highways should be held accountable for the injuries and deaths caused by accidents involving large trucks.
What to Do if You’ve Been Involved in a Trucking Accident
Mandell Trial Lawyers is an aggressive Woodland Hills-based personal injury law firm serving clients throughout the San Fernando Valley, greater LA area, and all Southern California. Our experienced and reputable lawyers provide hands-on care and sincere commitment for victims of accidents and wrongful death, including trucking accidents, semi-truck crashes, and all truck-related injuries.
We are dedicated to representing victims of accidents in Southern California. Let our experienced lawyers help you recover maximum monetary compensation for damages and injuries resulting from a truck accident. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a truck accident, contact Mandell Trial Lawyers for a free case evaluation.