Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Truck Accident
When you get behind the wheel of your car and head out for the day, you are probably not thinking about what would happen if you got into an accident with a large tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, sometimes the negligence of a truck driver or vehicle failure on part of the truck causes a crash. When that happens, you should be able to recover compensation.
Unless it is not clear who was at fault. Often, other people will lie about the situation so they do not get cited or get in trouble with their employer.
Now, though, insurance companies are pushing truckers and trucking companies to install in-cab video systems as an added layer of protection. Not only would these video systems show what happened in a crash, but they could make truck drivers operate more safely. Just knowing that how they drive will be scrutinized may change their driving behavior.
If you need a San Diego truck accident lawyer, the Simpson Law Group is standing by and ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We see plenty of large commercial trucks running around California and the San Francisco area. There are around 20 to 30 million of them on the roadways across the US, all working to provide valuable services to our economy. Unfortunately, these vehicles cause major damage when an accident occurs. They are so large that they can easily cause a mass casualty incident.
What Goes Wrong
According to the article we brought you above, Nationwide is expecting an increase of 5% in truck accidents in the coming year. We know that truck accidents usually occur in one of two ways – driver error or vehicle failure.
Drivers must always operate their vehicles responsibly. It is important for them to follow all state and federal regulations that govern their allowable operating hours each day as well as how much weight they can carry at one time. Failing to follow these regulations can result in major accidents.
Under no circumstances should a truck driver operated while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or while distracted by their phones or other devices inside the cab of the truck.
Finally, truck companies and owners have a responsibility to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles. Regular maintenance can help prevent a major system of the vehicle from failing while the truck driver is operating at a high rate of speed.
What Comes Next?
If you or a loved one are injured in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of the truck driver or company, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Simpson Law Group, we want to make sure you get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This extends beyond just getting your medical bills covered and into the hidden costs of an accident:
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