Skilled Costa Mesa Truck Accident Lawyers Eager to Work for You
Tractor-trailers are a necessary part of our economy and can be found driving on almost every highway in the nation, at every hour of the day. Accidents happen daily – but accidents involving commercial trucks can have devastating results, including bodily and personal property damage. If you or a loved one have suffered an accident involving a commercial truck or tractor-trailer, Costa Mesa personal injury lawyers can help defend your case.
Commercial trucks are one of the most dangerous threats on the road today, especially in Orange County. Sweet Lawyers specializes in truck and tractor-trailer accident cases that result in personal injury. We are here to help. We provide one on one, individualized attention and personalization for every case we encounter. You can rest assured knowing you have a qualified and robust team advocating for you in court.
Have You or a Loved One Ever Been Involved in a Trucking Accident?
When truck drivers fail to obey traffic laws, innocent drivers and pedestrians pay the price. If you have been involved with an accident involving a truck or tractor-trailer, contact Costa Mesa personal injury lawyers today to get started on your case. According to the FMCSA, 121,000 tractor-trailer accidents occurred in 2017 alone.
Unfortunately, truck accidents are often severe and can be fatal. Sadly, truck driver negligence is a persistent threat when traveling. If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, Sweet Lawyers will take the time to understand your unique case and provide personalized consultation and legal advice to bring you the peace of mind you deserve.
Why are Truckers a Greater Hazard to the Roads?
Driver error can be an important factor in wrongful deaths involving trucks. Speeding, reckless driving, the use of drugs or alcohol are common causes of truck accidents today. Even a simple failure to yield can devastate an average-sized car and destroy it, or worse – take the lives of innocent passengers and drivers.
Truck drivers often drive through the night, trading sleep for mileage to meet tight delivery deadlines. Driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving impaired under the use of drugs and alcohol. Even a simple swerve of an 18-wheeler vehicle can decimate any small car in its path. Even the most attentive passenger vehicle drivers are sadly no match for the wide turns of a tractor-trailer. Large trucks need more space to maneuver than regular passenger cars. As much as the average driver attempts to remain visible to truck drivers and allow them the space they need to operate, it can be difficult or almost impossible to move quickly enough to save your car from a truck that’s turning too sharp or too close to you.
Driver fatigue is a growing problem among the trucking industry, as many drivers are expected to drive 14-16 hours a day and often are paid by the mileage and routes they complete. Driving while drowsy claimed 800 lives in 2017. NHTSA.org
Driving under the influence is a crisis that affects drivers of all kinds. Driving under the influence can have many different meanings, from drinking alcohol to using legal or illegal recreational drugs. It’s important to remember that even pharmaceutical prescription medicines can have a psychoactive effect on drivers and negatively affect how they operate a truck. Over-the-counter drug use is a common and often overlooked factor of truck accidents, but it, unfortunately, does account for a large percentage of accidents on the road today.
What Details Might Be Involved in Forming Your Truck Involved Injury Case?
A personal injury lawyer understands that every detail must be looked at when developing your case. What factors (controllable or not) may have an effect on your case? Rain is a common variable that increases the likelihood of a devastating truck accident. Some commercial tractor-trailers weigh in at over 80,000 lbs. according to the NHTSA.gov, making it nearly impossible to reduce speed quickly in conditions where the weather has made the road wet and slippery.
Faulty equipment, including brakes or faulty steering, impacts the ability of a truck to operate safely. Often, truck drivers fail to conduct their inspections, whether thoroughly or at all. If a truck is not maintained correctly, you as the driver are put at risk on the road.
Rear-end wrecks account for a significant amount of accidents that occur on the road today. The weight of a tractor-trailer can severely damage just about any vehicle in front of it, making rear-end truck accidents an especially dangerous consideration for driers. Similar to a rear-end accident, side-impact accidents or “T-bone” collisions happen when a large truck crashes into the side of a vehicle rather than the front.
How Can We Help You if You’re the Victim of a Truck Accident?
In the event of a dangerous collision with a commercial truck or tractor-trailer, you must be represented by an experienced attorney to be sure all your options for relief are identified. At Sweet Lawyers, we are dedicated to providing you with skilled legal counsel and will stop at nothing to award you the results and compensation you deserve.
We will work for you and with you to find the most desirable outcome for your case. Reach out to us today at (949) 359-0002.