Southern California Trucking Accident Lawyer
A truck or big rig can easily weigh over 75,000 pounds. These trucks, by their sheer weight and size, can be extremely difficult to manage and maneuver, creating somewhat of a hazard for those sharing the road with them and all too often leading to catastrophic, life-altering injuries for drivers and passengers of other vehicles involved in accidents with them. In fact, in 2012 there were nearly 4000 people killed and over 100000 people injured in truck accidents in the US. Truck occupants made up 18 and 24 percent of those figures respectively. If you or a loved one has been severely injured as a result of a Riverside truck accident, you should know that the insurance companies, while aware of this fact, are not on your side. Do not sign any documents, releases, or authorizations presented by insurance adjusters without first consulting with an experienced and reputable Riverside truck accident attorney.
It is in the interests of the trucking company and its insurer to limit your ability to recover damages, even in cases where the truck driver is clearly at fault, such as in cases where a driver fell asleep at the wheel, was drunk-driving, or was negligent in some other way and caused the accident. The simple fact is that a knowledgeable and aggressive legal advocate knows how to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses in the aftermath of a truck accident.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Overloaded or unbalanced truck loads
- Lack of proper truck driver training or inexperience – In fact, there is a 97% turnover rate in commercial trucking.
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Unrealistic schedules that place pressure on truck drivers
- Aggressive or reckless driving by a truck driver
- Drug and alcohol use by the truck driver during a driving shift
From our office in Riverside and other locations throughout Southern California, the Riverside truck accident attorneys at the law office of Brent A. Duque offer sound legal guidance and experienced representation for victims of serious truck accidents, car accidents, and drunk-driving accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation at 1-877-241-9554.
Your Recovery Is Our Priority
Unlike some larger firms, you will not have to worry that your case will be lost in the shuffle when you choose the Riverside truck accident lawyers at the law office of Brent Duque to represent you in a truck accident claim or lawsuit. You will know that your legal rights are being protected by proven litigators who will aggressively pursue the maximum insurance settlement or trial award on your behalf.
And since Riverside truck accidents often result in serious injury and disability or wrongful death, you will know that your lawyer has the knowledge and skill required to fight for the full amount of financial compensation you will need in order to provide for your long term needs.
Our office has successfully handled hundreds of accident cases over the years, including: