Transportation truck accident
Transportation trucks are a common sight on Californian highways and the surrounding areas. These transportation trucks are very important for the economy of the state as they deliver goods and food on a daily basis to every part of California. The department of Transportation believes that the volume of goods being transported by trucks will rise tremendously over the next two years. These trucks are very useful and important for the economy, however they still pose a huge threat to other vehicles and people on the road. With the growing number of transportation trucks on the road, the chances of transportation truck a ccidents has increased.
Over 97% of the transportation truck accidents end up in fatalities.
Passengers of the other vehicles hit by the truck, are the major victims of such accidents. Transportation truck accident injuries are often catastrophic and victims may have to undergo a number of surgeries, therapy sessions, counselling etc. for a number of years. If you or your loved one has been a victim of a transportation truck accident in California, our team of experienced lawyers at Khashan Law are here to safeguard your rights and fight for the rightful compensation you deserve.
Transportation truck accidents can occur because of a various reasons, some of the reasons why these accidents occur are:
- Driving above the speed limit
- Improper lane change without giving proper signals
- Driving while intoxicated (drugs or alcohol)
- Exhausted driver, lack of sleep
- Distracted driver, texting or speaking on phone or checking route on GPS
- Improper cargo loading and fastening
Liability for Transportation Truck Accidents:
Transportation truck accidents can be attributed to a number of factors, the liability of such accidents are generally shared by more than one party. In most cases, it is the fault of the driver of the trucker which is responsible for the accident. However many times the truck manufacturer, truck maintenance company or trucking company can be held liable for using substandard, malfunctioned parts, improper maintenance of the truck, carelessness during the hiring process, or for not providing proper driver training which become the reason for transportation truck accident.
We at Khashan Law have contacts with private investigators, who can help in investigating the complete case to determine which party is liable and to file a case to claim the best compensation from the responsible parties.
We would advise you not to speak with an insurance company before understanding your legal rights and taking legal representation if you have been a victim of a transportation truck accident. Insurance adjusters are never on the side of the claimant, they are hired by the insurance company to ensure the pay-outs to the victims are limited and controlled. In most cases the settlement offered by them are not good enough to even cover the medical cost and other losses. Anything said by the claimant can be used for limiting their right to compensation, therefore it is advisable to let a legal representative speak and settle on your behalf. Contact Khashan Law for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced transportation truck accident injury lawyer to learn about your legal options. Call us at (951) 461-2387.
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