Moving Truck Accident
Driving alongside a moving truck on a Californian highway can be nerve-wreaking. Trucks and trailers weight 30 times more than a car, therefore a moving truck accident can be catastrophic and fatal at times. Sadly, every year thousands of people are injured or lose their lives in moving truck accidents across the nation. We at Khashan Law represent victims of such accidents and fight to obtain fair and rightful compensation for them.
Reasons for Moving Truck Accidents in California
Every day one can hear about trailers and trucks accidents in California. The huge size of these trucks, is the key reason behind devastating accidents and the drivers and passengers of the other vehicles are the most affected.
The huge size makes it very difficult to maneuver the trucks. Therefore drivers of these moving trucks on the highways, need to exercise reasonable care ensuring they do not injure or hurt others.
Trucks and trailers are subject to special regulations which are designed for protecting the public and minimizing the risk of accidents and deaths. The law requires all the trucks to undergo routine inspection. They need to be properly maintained, ensuring all the parts are working. California has specific regulations defining the size and weight limits of trucks and the amount of freight they can carry. Over and above, the truck drivers are required to comply with specific rules like having special licenses to drive large vehicles. They also need to abide by hourly driving limits.
Despite of stringent rules and regulations introduced by the state and federal government, moving truck accidents are a common feature on the highways. Some of the reasons behind these dangerous moving truck accidents are:
- Negligence on part of the trucking company in hiring drivers or maintaining the trucks.
- Malfunctioned parts of the truck
- Mistakes by the driver while driving
- Fatigues and sleepiness
- Distracted driving like texting, calling or checking GPS while driving
- Adverse conditions like bad weather or work going on the road
- Overweight cargo loading
- Unsafe or unsecured loading of cargo
- Transportation of hazardous material like oil, natural gas etc.
One of the major reasons behind moving truck accidents is the failure on the part of the trucking company to properly maintain them. Though the state law imposes hourly driving limits, truck drivers are often known to drive many hours, higher than their limit, over long distances. They are working under strict delivery deadlines. Therefore the drivers are fatigued and are suffering from lack of sleep and rest. They are tired and can be distracted, whereby ending up in a devastating moving truck accident.
Contact our Moving truck accident lawyers today
Our experienced team of lawyers at Khashan Law are always geared up and ready to help victims of moving truck accidents. If you or your loved one has suffered from catastrophic injuries or in a truck accident, contact us now. We represent clients across California, and have a strong experience of handling moving truck accidents. Call us at (951) 461-2387 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Let us help you fight for your rights and help you obtain the best settlement.
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