California Truck Accident Lawyers
Facts reveal that a staggering 500,000 truck collisions occur each year across the United States, and roughly 5,000 of these result in mortality. Out of every eight traffic fatalities, at least one is the outcome of a truck accident. The data accumulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that every 16 minutes, someone either meets serious injuries, or dies in a truck accident.
The most common factors that contribute to a truck collision include but are not limited to:
- Long working hours resulting in fatigue
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Distractions from usage of electronic devices
- Inspection, maintenance and equipment/mechanical failure
- Faulty roads
- Excessive speed
- Reckless driving, or improper passing
The broad regulations defined by federal laws governing interstate commerce and the trucking industry create a considerable difference between truck collisions and automobile crashes. When filing a personal injury lawsuit in truck accidents, negligence and product liability may both be afforded consideration as contributing factors.
The damages covered in such cases usually include:
- Medical expenses
- Wage loss
- Costs for rehabilitation
- Potential future medical expenses
- Damage to property
- Pain and suffering
At Gabriel & Associates, we have extensive experience in litigating truck accident cases and can provide you with the aggressive representation you need from the very start of your case. Call now for a free consultation at (562) 436-9292, or dial our toll-free number (800) 801-7221.