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Category: Truck Accidents

Breaking Down 18-Wheeler Accidents in California

June 23, 2020

Anyone who has driven down a highway has likely seen an 18-wheeler. 18-wheel trucks are massive in size and can be intimidating to even the most experienced driver. All automobiles can be dangerous when not operated properly, but this is even more true with 18-wheelers. An experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer is aware that an accident involving an 18-wheeler is more likely to have catastrophic consequences than an accident involving any other type of vehicle on the road. The sheer size of 18-wheelers makes them difficult to navigate, and it is almost impossible for drivers to quickly and safely slam on the brakes in an emergency situation. Truck drivers also have more blind spots, so it is critical that they operate their vehicles in a safe manner at all times. Obligations of the 18-Wheeler Driver in California Like all drivers on the road, truck drivers are obligated to manage…

Commercial Trucking Accident FAQs

March 25, 2020

A commercial trucking accident can have enormous implications for all parties involved, and the fall-out can involve assessing and determining liability among multiple parties. This often catastrophic event typically involves very serious injuries and requires extensive hospitalization and medical treatment. The impact of this long term care becomes costly, as medical expenses along with lost wages become a factor in the patient’s ability to recover after the accident. If you’ve been involved in a commercial trucking accident in California, consider contacting a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer who can offer insight into the most common frequently asked questions. To prepare, here are some common FAQs to discuss with your attorney. What Types of Trucks are Generally Involved in Collisions? There are a variety of trucks on the road in California, and each pose their own type of danger on the road. Some of the types of trucks that are generally…

10 Deadliest Roads in California for Truck Accidents

August 16, 2018

Whether it’s because of hazardous weather conditions, the structure of the road, or the actions of the driver, there are several roads in California that are known as the deadliest or the most dangerous for truck drivers. Other drivers on the road are often more aware of their surroundings while on these roads in order to decrease the chances of an accident occurring. Fortunately, there is assistance available if you are in an accident and are injured. State Road 138 Although this is a main road in the state, it’s full of twists and turns that are sometimes difficult to see until drivers come across them. They are especially difficult to see when it’s foggy or if it’s raining very hard. I-15 This is a highly traveled road from Las Vegas to the Los Angeles area. Speed is often a factor when wrecks are concerned, especially among large trucks. I-10…

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