Besides the sheer size and weight of large trucks, which is significantly greater than the average passenger vehicles, there are many other factors that can lead to deadly crashes.

One of the biggest dangers associated with large trucks has to do with design.  Passenger cars have bumpers that are supposed to act as buffers in a collision.  However, when the collision involves a semi, which is greater in height and width, a bumper doesn’t always provide the adequate protection needed.  In a serious California big rig accident, a car can get trapped underneath the truck.  Consequently, the car’s roof can be torn, resulting in fatal injuries of the vehicle’s occupants.

There are other factors that make truck accidents more dangerous than the average car crash.  When a truck collides with another vehicle, debris can fly.  Blown tires, chemicals and cargo can make a bad accident that much worse.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Southern California truck accident, you need to find out your rights.  You could be entitled to compensation.

For a free case evaluation, contact an experienced Riverside truck accident attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers.  You can reach our office by calling (800) 989-6385.

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Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982