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California Lawyers for Truck Accident Injury Claims
If you have been injured in a truck accident in California, we hope you’ll give us ca call today to get a review of your case. All consultations are free and if we handle your case, there are no fees for our services until we win. If you would like to speak with an attorney now please call 1.800.925.0723.
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Steve Estey explains truck accident cases:
Common Types of Negligence in Truck Accident Cases
Unsafe driving maneuvers
When truckers perform unsafe driving maneuvers, a tragic accident can quickly happen. A few types of unsafe driving maneuvers include truckers changing lanes abruptly, misjudging the distance between their truck and nearby cars, merging too fast or too slow onto a highway and speeding up to pass a car.
Truckers driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol pose a serious threat to drivers. It is against the law for truckers to a have a blood alcohol concentration level of more than .04 percent – half the legal limit for passenger car drivers.
Truckers who talk on the phone, text or write in their logbooks while driving can lose focus of the road and cause a truck accident.
Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rules regarding the amount of sleep a trucker must get in a workday, many truckers violate FMCSA regulations. Truckers are paid by how many miles they log and quite often, will not take required sleep breaks to log more miles.
Truckers are required to keep a logbook listing their daily work activities, such as how many miles they traveled and how much sleep they took. Logbooks are a way for employers and the FMCSA to ensure that truckers are following regulations, however, that does not stop truckers from falsifying logbooks.
What to do if you are Involved in a California Truck Accident
Being involved in a commercial truck accident can be a life-changing experience. Overwhelmed victims may be unsure of what to do or where to turn for help. If you haven’t already, follow these large truck accident tips:
- Seek medical attention even if you think you don’t need to. Serious injuries, such as internal organ injuries or head injuries are not always externally obvious and can take minutes or hours to surface.
- If possible, try to preserve as much evidence as you can. Take pictures on your cell phone or ask local police to take photos of the accident scene, if they have not already.
- Contact a skilled truck accident lawyer. When you hire a qualified California trucking accident lawyer at Estey Bomberger, you can be confident that a detailed investigation will be conducted of the accident scene and that we will be diligent in recovering you fair compensation for your injuries.