Most of us have seen them before – terrible truck accidents along California freeways and roads.  There are often accidents involving overturned semis, tractor-trailers with blown tires and even worse, large trucks that have collided with smaller passenger vehicles.  One thing is for certain – a Southern California truck accident is typically catastrophic in nature.  It is rare for people to walk away from these crashes unharmed.

Truckers don’t always practice safe driving.
As technology has advanced over the years, so has the way that dangerous driving behavior is detected among truckers.  While there are many factors involved in large truck accidents, driving behavior is frequently a cited culprit.  Truckers have been known to speed, tailgate and drive while drowsy.  They have even been known to drive aggressively, which is never advisable, especially when operating a massive vehicle.

Many large trucks are now equipped with GPS devices.  This tracking instrument is crucial following a truck crash.  GPS records can be used as evidence in a truck accident claim.  For instance, these records can show if the trucker was speeding right before the collision and if the brakes were applied.

What you need to know following a catastrophic big rig accident.

A truck crash can cause a lifetime of pain and loss.  If you have been hurt in one of these accidents or if you have lost a loved one, you need to be aware of a few things.

  1. The trucker, trucking company or other party may be held liable. 
  2. You may be able to recover substantial compensation.
  3. There is a deadline as to when you can file a claim.
  4. An experienced Riverside truck accident attorney may be able to help you.

For more information, contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers by calling (800) 989-6385 or filling out our online form.

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Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982