Hiring an attorney who knows about truck accident injuries
Personal injury cases involving an accident between a car and a commercial truck present some very different challenges vs standard motor vehicle accidents for a truck accident injury attorney. The term “commercial trucks” refers to any truck that is larger than the standard pickup.
Drivers of commercial trucks are required by law to hold a commercial drivers license. In addition, operators, owners, and manufacturers of these types of vehicles must follow various state and federal regulations that include the amount of weight the truck can hold, how long a driver can operate the truck without rest, proper maintenance and repair of the truck, and trucking insurance requirements, to name a few.
Truck accident injury cases have unique challenges due to the various differences between passenger cars and commercial trucks.. Trucks have a lot more mass vs cars. Therefore, the injury-producing forces that affect the passengers and driver of a car are much greater than in a collision involving two cars. Other issues that can affect the dynamics of the crash include:
- Cargo issues
- Control differences
- Differences in centers of gravity
All of these factors can result in serious personal injury and even death to the individuals that are traveling in the car at the time of the accident.
Serving victims in the Los Angeles area
As with any other personal injury cases involving vehicular accidents, determining liability for these accidents revolves around the notion of negligence on the part of the truck operator, owners, and/or manufacturer. Some of the causes of truck accidents resulting from negligence include:
- Inadequate training for the driver with respect to driving defensively, safety concerns, and driving techniques
- Driver compensation the encourages driving at faster speeds and driving more consecutive hours than is regarded as safe
- Placing unrealistic goals and scheduling expectations on drivers to complete their routes faster which encourages unsafe practices on the highway
If you live in Los Angeles, California and have been injured by a commercial truck or big rig, the first step that you should take is to contact an experienced truck accident injury attorney to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. At the top of your list should be L.A. personal injury and catastrophic injury lawyer, Greg Yates.
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Greg Yates has been fighting complex personal injury cases for injured victims and their families for over thirty years. Mr. Yates has one of the highest success rates in the state of California and is considered to be one of the best personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles.
Because there are so many different forces at work when cars and trucks are involved in a collision, it’s important to enlist the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney for injuries from an accident with a truck. In Southern California, that would be the law office of Greg Yates.
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