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Truck Accident Resource Center
- DUI Truck Accident
Commercial truck drivers who operate a truck under the influence of alcohol or drugs are putting their safety and the safety of other motorists at risk. An intoxicated truck driver’s impaired judgment, slower reaction time and poor coordination can affect their ability to drive an 80,000 pound, 75 foot long semi, big rig, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or flatbed truck.
- Hit-and-Run Truck Accident
Hit-and-run truck accidents are a growing problem in California and throughout the state. Fleeing the scene of a truck accident that resulted in injury or death to another individual (other than the truck driver) is against the law under California Vehicle Code § 20001.
- Jackknife Accident
There are more than 450,000 large truck accidents annually in the United States with a percentage of those being jackknife accidents. Jackknife accidents are usually caused by sudden braking or brake failure but can also be caused by downshifting, turning too fast and wet or slick road surfaces.
- Overloaded Truck Accident
Overloaded and overweight trucks are a dangerous hazard to other, smaller, vehicles on the road. When a truck is carrying more weight than it can safely handle, even common actions, such as braking, can be affected
- Runaway Trailer Accidents
Runaway trailer accidents happen when a trailer disconnects from the tractor or cab hauling it. A runaway trailer, weighing thousands of pounds and barreling down a road at high speeds, can destruct anything in its path, including smaller passenger cars.
- Truck Accident Causes
There are numerous factors that can contribute to a California truck accident happening. Quite often, it is not only just one factor, but several factors combined that end in a catastrophic commercial truck accident.
- Truck Accident Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 53,000 nationwide injury crashes involving semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers in 2009.
- Truck Accident Insurance Claims
Before you talk to an insurance adjuster, talk to a California truck accident lawyer at Estey Bomberger. Trucking companies’ insurance adjustors may try to pressure you into providing a statement or signing a release form, but do not let them intimidate you.
- Truck Accident Litigation
Following a California large truck accident, the law firm of Estey Bomberger recommends that seriously injured victims seek the legal counsel of a skilled attorney.
- Truck Accident Statistics
The trucking industry, which includes warehouses and the private sector, employs approximately nine million people nationwide and operates more than 15 million trucks in the Unites States.
- Truck Accident Wrongful Death
The unexpected loss of a spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent or other loved one in a California truck accident can be devastating. The wrongful death lawyers at Estey Bomberger understand how difficult it can be to face a future without the care and support of your loved one and want you to know that are not alone.
- Truck Driver Negligence
A semi-truck, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, big rig or flatbed commercial truck is a unique vehicle that requires special handling by the truck driver. A large commercial truck can weigh up to 40 tons fully loaded and can reach up to 75 feet in length.
- Truck Driver Regulations
The operation and maintenance of a commercial truck requires exceptional care and special training, which is why federal and state governments enacted rules and regulations concerning the operation of a large truck.
- Truck Equipment Failure
Commercial trucks have thousands of parts and pieces of equipment that if not properly maintained, can malfunction or break. Truck equipment failure has caused many tragic large truck accidents, resulting in thousands of innocent victims’ serious injuries and deaths.
- Truck Underride Collision
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 296,000 large truck accidents nationwide in 2009. Of these, 3,215 were fatal crashes, 53,000 were injury crashes and 239,000 were property-damage-only crashes.
- Trucking Company Negligence
The personal injury lawyers at Estey Bomberger have been assisting trucking company negligence victims for several decades. We hold the trucking company responsible for their negligent or careless actions and pursue monetary compensation from them for the physical pain and emotional suffering of injured victims.