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​Truck Accidents: An Overview

After a truck accident, it is important that you choose an attorney who will take immediate steps to investigate the accident and preserve evidence, including federal investigative reports and eyewitness testimony.

Truck accidents on freeways are especially destructive. Trucks can drop cargo, or jackknife, or be unable to stop in time as traffic speeds and slows. The results are some of the most serious injuries seen in California. These are not uncommon occurrences either. In 2018, there were 531,000 police-reported truck accidents in the United States that resulted in 4,951 fatalities and an estimated 151,000 injuries (source: crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov).

 
If you have been injured in a truck accident on a freeway or interstate in Los Angeles County, we at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

Attorneys Who Will Represent Your Needs

Over the past two decades, the California law firm of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, has successfully represented countless victims of truck accidents in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and throughout the state of California. Scott Corwin has the legal experience and skills to help resolve your case and get you the full amount of compensation that you may deserve.

With more than 25 years of experience, Scott J. Corwin has obtained recoveries totaling over $125 million and represented more than 3,000 personal injury victims. Scott J. Corwin is a distinguished member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA).

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Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents In California

Truck drivers work long hours and have to meet rigorous and often unrealistic deadlines. As a result, truck driver fatigue is one of the main reasons for truck accidents. Fatigue can severely impair the judgment of the truck driver. In a CDC survey, 24% of drivers said they “often continued to drive despite fatigue…”

Federal regulations prohibit a big-rig driver from driving more than 11 hours per day, and the regulations require eight hours off for every 10 hours of driving. Regulations for a truck driver’s maximum workweek dropped from 82 to 70 hours in a week, and also call for a mandatory 34-hour break after a driver attains their weekly maximum. Unfortunately, many drivers violate these regulations. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association reports that driver fatigue is responsible for more than 30% of all truck accidents.

Speeding is another major cause of commercial trucking accidents. It takes a much greater distance to stop a large tractor-trailer combination that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds than it does to stop a 3,000- or 4,000-pound passenger vehicle. Federal statistics from the NHTSA show that 14% of light-truck drivers and 7% of large-truck drivers were speeding in fatal crashes.

At least 18% of large trucking accidents are due to excessive speed. Other common causes of injuries and fatal truck accidents include:

  • Inadequately trained drivers
  • Maintenance and repair failures
  • Violating safety procedures
  • Brake failures
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Common types of trucking accidents include:

Your case will never be passed off to a lesser-qualified associate. Our founding attorney, Mr. Corwin, will listen to your story, explain your legal options and then fight on your behalf to obtain the highest possible compensation for your injuries. You can count on Scott J. Corwin to give you the one-on-one attention you deserve and need after your accident.

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Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. The best way to contact us is to call toll-free to 800-946-9440. You can also contact us online today. Our truck accident attorneys handle cases in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and throughout the state of California.

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