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Trucking Laws & Accident Statistics Identified by Our Truck Crash Lawyers 

Due to their substantial size and immense power, crashes involving large trucks tend to be more catastrophic than crashes involving smaller motor vehicles. At Banafshe Law Firm, PC, our preeminent truck crash lawyers are experienced in representing people involved in tractor-trailer, semi, and large dump truck collisions. We understand how these crashes cause repercussions and injuries that last a lifetime and promise to fight for your recovery.

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California Truck Accident Statute of Limitations

When you’ve been injured in a truck accident in California, you are statutorily given two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit to recover for any damages you sustained. Exceptions are made to this rule in the following situations:

  • The victim is mentally incompetent
  • The victim is unable to file a claim
  • When the injury is not discovered until a later date
  • For minors, the two-year statute of limitations does not begin until they turn 18 years of age

Evidence Your Truck Crash Lawyer Will Examine

Investigations into California truck accidents can be a tiring process, but our truck crash lawyers have the skill, knowledge, and resources needed to ensure a thorough analysis of  your crash. We look for evidence of negligence in all crashes, including those caused by truck drivers and maintenance issues. Some of the tools we use to assist in this process include:

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
  • Electronic Control Modules (ECMs)  
  • Truck Cameras
  • Past Driving Records
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

Statistics Involving Truck Accident Related Fatalities

According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2018:

  • 4,136 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks
  • 96% of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck were occupants of the passenger vehicle
  • 11% of all motor vehicle crash deaths were the result of large truck collisions
  • 22% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in multiple vehicle crashes were the result of crashes with large trucks
  • 52% of deaths in large truck crashes occurred on major roads other than freeways and interstates 
  • 50% of all truck crash deaths occurred from 6 am to 3 pm
  • 16% of large truck crash deaths occurred on Saturday and Sunday
  • 45% of large truck occupant deaths occurred in crashes in which their vehicles rolled over

Contact One of Our Experienced Truck Crash Lawyers Today

With Banafshe Law Firm, PC, you can rest assured our truck crash lawyers have the experience necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed. Our lawyers have developed winning strategies that result in our clients receiving superior representation, as well as the legal solutions they desire. Our truck accident law firm can handle every step of the process for you and our assistance never costs you anything unless our representation results in you receiving the monetary compensation you are owed. Contact us online or at 310-273-7300 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and se habla espanol.