Struck By A Truck Or Commercial Vehicle?
Cars must coexist in a world of trucks. The problem with trucks is they are much bigger than cars, they are on the road for extended periods, and no one can be sure they are well-maintained or that the driver is to be trusted. Truck accidents are much more likely to end in death than are car-on-car crashes. Truck crash deaths kill about 600 people in our state every year. Thousands more are seriously injured. A resurgent economy means more goods are on the road, on the backs of big rigs, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles.
What Causes Truck Injuries?
These are some of the factors leading to injuries:
- Brake and steering failure
- Unbalanced loads
- Overweight trailers
- Spilled cargo
- Jackknifed trailers
- Unsafe equipment
- Hazardous materials
Over-the-road trucks are not the only culprits. Every day, delivery vehicles are involved in a disproportionate number of accidents. They double park, pull out suddenly into traffic and cause innumerable rear-enders, intersection crashes and accidents in commercial areas.
At the Ellis Firm, APLC, our Temecula truck accident attorneys have enjoyed success in every kind of truck injury claim. We have the skills to investigate and identify crash causes and then to pursue maximum compensation from truck companies’ insurers.