TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER, Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA
Sachs Burns, APC | Truck Accident Lawyer | Beverly Hills, California
WHAT IS A TRUCK ACCIDENT ?
Per statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Commission (NHTS), in 2010, California was the second most hazardous state to drive in. There were 2,715 traffic collisions that caused at least one fatality. Of those 2,715 accidents, 235 involved “big rig” trucks. Accidents involving trucks are generally more dangerous and likely to be calamitous due to the massive size of the vehicle and the usually fast speeds at which they are traveling.
Although truck accidents are terrible and oftentimes deadly, truck drivers play a critical role in our society and economy. There are way, nonetheless, that drivers can significantly reduce their risk of being involved in an accident. The most clear is avoiding behaviors and actions that result in truck accidents. Some of the typical causes of truck accidents due to error by the truck driver include:
• Driving while too tired
• Poor maintenance of the truck
• Equipment failure
• Distracted driving (e.g. texting while driving, preparing food)
• Going over the speed limit
• “Road rage”
• Failing to appropriately check blind spots
• Recurrent lane changing
This is clearly not a comprehensive list, but there are the most common causes of truck driver caused accidents. Other motorists’ action also results truck accidents, with common causes of motorist caused truck accidents being:
• Changing lanes brusquely or inappropriate lane merging in front of a truck
o Trucks take significantly more time than the typical car to slow down and turn. It is critical that drivers of cars are cognizant of this fact and to take it into consideration when switching lanes to one with a truck already in it.
• Risky passing of truck
o Operators of cars and other vehicles should avoid passing trucks on inclines and curves and make sure that there is enough room since trucks cannot stop quickly.
• Driving in a blind spot
o If you have ever driven behind a truck, there will be a warning stickers on the truck stating something along the lines of, “If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.” It is critical to follow this advice and leave an appropriate amount of distance between you and the truck to guarantee roadway safety.
Why You Should Choose Sachs Burns
Sachs Burns, representing clients in Beverly Hills, California stands out among other law firms because of our commitment to client-centered professionalism has garnered us a robust reputation within the community of Beverly Hills and beyond. Our profound commitment to our clients is elucidated through our success rate and reviews/references from our numerous satisfied clients. Furthermore, we do not want financial obligations to be a barrier to our clients getting the justice they deserve. That is why our Beverly Hills office gives free initial case evaluations; one of our highly skilled truck accident lawyers will analyze your claim and determine the best legal strategy to take. This is a complimentary service so there is no obligation for you to continue working with our firm. If you hire Sachs Burns, we work on a contingency basis—we will not charge you until after we win your case and you get a compensation package. If we lose your case, you don’t owe us a penny. That is our guarantee of commitment to you. We look forward to hearing from you! Remember, “IT’S NOT BUSINESS, IT’S PERSONAL.”
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