On behalf of Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, October 20, 2017.
At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., in California, we know that when a collision happens between your vehicle and a semi truck, your smaller vehicle almost always comes out with the worst damage. You and your passengers likewise can receive the most severe injuries.GTG Technology Group points that the average 18-wheeler weighs about 80,000 pounds while the typical passenger vehicle weighs only about 4,000 pounds. Given that you share the roads with these behemoths on a daily basis, it just makes sense that you approach them cautiously and give them as much room as possible.Why big trucks crashDriver error, be it yours or the truck driver’s, is the main reason why trucks crash. In terms of errors made by professional truck drivers, they often drive while very fatigued, even though they are federally mandated to take regular rest and sleep breaks. Some drive while distracted, such as while talking or texting on their phones. Still others drive unsafely and/or recklessly, especially when the road conditions are less than ideal. A few even drive while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, either legally prescribed or illicit.Improper truck maintenance is another major reason why trucks crash. Some trucking companies and drivers fail to regularly inspect their trucks for such things as the following:
In addition, big trucks, like other vehicles, can be subject to defective parts. Sometimes the manufacturer of a truck, the manufacturers of its numerous parts, the installers who installed the parts, and/or the dealer who sold the truck did not do their jobs as well as they should have. For more information on this subject, please visit this page of our website.
Many people underestimate the seriousness of a car accident by simply judging the severity based on the state of their vehicles after a collision. But what many people do not realize is that our bones and soft tissues are extremely fragile and nothing like the eternal shell of a steel vehicle. After an auto accident, an experienced chiropractor or physical therapist can help alleviate some of the stress of your injury and get you back on the right track.
Our firm recently published a SlideShare that describes the different types of compensation that a plaintiff can demand in a personal injury lawsuit. Learn more about your rights by reviewing this presentation.
Oftentimes, when people think of personal injury cases, they think that every case is handled inside of the courtroom. However, the majority of personal injury cases that we handle are settled outside of court. This means that we are able to reach a fair settlement for our clients before ever having to go to trial. But ultimately, whether or not your case goes to trial is dependent on the nature of your case.