Truck accidents often result in serious and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and in some cases, death (wrongful death). Because of unrealistic schedules and deadlines, semi-truck and tractors- trailer drivers sometimes tend to be aggressive drivers, negligent, fail to properly inspect tires, brakes and lights; work and drive illegally long shifts, suffer from fatigue, boredom, distraction such as cell phone use while driving, use or abuse stimulants and drugs to stay awake, fail to install blind spot mirrors resulting in unsafe lane changes, jackknife, and speed.
A big rig traveling at 70 mph has twice as much force as one traveling at 50 mph. Cars are not designed to endure the impact of these 72,000 pound trucks. These trucks also often lack rear and side bumpers. Their high front bumpers often crush car compartments, causing major damage and serious and permanent injury.
Tractor-trailer accidents require careful examination of the accident facts. If you have been injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or other large commercial truck in California, an experienced trucking accident lawyer such as Frederick S. Schwartz can be of great assistance and help. We will pursue a personal injury claim for medical treatment, lost wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering. With over two decades of experience negotiating and fighting with insurance companies, you are assured to receive fair treatment regarding your property damage and injury claim.
If you have been injured in a truck accident on a California Freeway, highway, street or the Interstate, such as the I-5, I-10, I-15, I-40, I-405, I-605, I-710, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), CA-90 or CA-101, or if you have lost a family member as the result of such an accident, contact Los Angeles consumer justice attorney Frederick Schwartz at the Law Office of Frederick S. Schwartz for a free initial consultation.