Due to their sheer size and speed, trucks pose unique dangers to those with whom they share the Southern California roadways. Since smaller vehicles can easily be crushed or knocked out of the way, a Los Angeles truck accident can result in you or a loved one suffering a serious or fatal injury.
Large trucks can be dangerous
Many large trucks weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more, making a collision with a semi incredibly dangerous. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that approximately 89,000 people are injured and 5,000 people lose their lives in truck accidents annually in the U.S.
Common injuries resulting from a truck accident
Cars and motorcycles are no match for semi trucks. That is why truck accident injuries are generally more severe. Common injuries resulting from a truck accident include:
- Injuries to the neck and back
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ trauma
- Loss of limbs or broken bones
Leading causes of truck accidents
There are many factors that can lead to a truck accident. Oftentimes, these factors are out of your control. Common events that can lead to you being injured in a truck accident include:
- Mechanical failure onboard the truck
- A fatigued or tired truck driver
- A truck driver driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Lack of training
- Overloading the truck
If you have been involved in a truck accident
A collision with a truck can be catastrophic and result in a major disruption to your life. In addition, you could be left with a serious injury and unable to pay for your medical bills. That is why you should call an experienced truck accident attorney who will defend your rights and help you get the settlement you deserve.
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If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles, California truck accident attorneys for a free case evaluation at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.