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Legal help for truck accident victims

Truck accidents can cause unthinkable damages for victims and their families due to the size disparity between large trucks on the roadways and other passenger vehicles they share the roadways with. Truck accidents can cause catastrophic, even fatal, injuries for victims. Both truck drivers and trucking companies may negligently cause a truck accident so it is essential for truck accident victims to understand when they are liable and what they can do to protect themselves.

What truck accident victims should know about truck accident law

When truck accidents occur, they can be catastrophic for victims and their families simply because of the size disparity of trucks compared to other vehicles they share the roadways with. As a result, the laws regulating the trucking industry and the legal resources available to help victims of truck accidents are important to understand.

Who may be liable for truck accident damages?

Truck accidents can wreak havoc on the lives of victims and can have fatal consequences. As a result, it is important for truck accident victims to be familiar with the legal resources that may be available to them and who may be liable for the damages they have suffered.

Knowing what laws protect truck accident victims is important

Truck accidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families because they can result in catastrophic injuries and even death. As a result, truck accident victims and their families should be familiar with trucking regulations and also with legal resources available to them when they have been harmed.

Legal protections for the devastating effects of truck accidents

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences for victims. Because loaded trucks can weigh as much as 25 times a passenger vehicle, victims of truck accidents can suffer catastrophic damages. As a result, victims can be left picking up the pieces following an unexpected truck accident which is why it is important that they understand the legal protections available to them.

Truck driver fatigue can lead to truck accidents

Truck accidents can result in a variety of different types of damage for victims and their families. During 2016, there were approximately 15,000 collisions between large truck and other vehicles. One of those accidents in the Palm Springs area near Indio resulted in a truck driver experiencing truck driver fatigue being charged criminally in association with the fatal accident. Accidents involving truck driver fatigue underscore the importance of complying with mandatory rest breaks.

California trucking regulations aim to reduce truck accidents

While some people in Indio do not mind driving on the interstate, others may find the experience to be nerve-wracking. For example, congested traffic due to construction or an accident can make people late to their destination. People driving on interstates may encounter people weaving through lanes of traffic, people driving dangerously fast or people tailgating. These incidents are made all the more serious when they involve a semi-truck. This is because, due to the size and weight of a semi-truck compared to a standard motor vehicle, truck accidents can be highly dangerous affairs. For this reason, truckers are required to follow regulations set by the state, in an effort to prevent truck accidents.

Federal rules aim to prevent truck driver fatigue

While no one can deny that the use of semi-trucks is important to many businesses in California, it still isn't always easy to share the road with them. Semi-trucks are incredibly large and heavy, and they take special training to operate. When it comes to an accident between 80,000 pound semi-truck and a standard 2,000 pound automobile, the automobile stands no chance.

Tired truck drivers cause dangerous collisions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, around 13 percent of truck drivers are fatigued at the time they cause accidents with other motor vehicles. Fatigued or exhausted truck driving is a problem for Californians and something that federal regulators have attempted to combat with hours of service regulations on the operators of large commercial vehicles.

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