A heavy vehicle like a truck can cause severe damage to other automobiles and debilitating injuries to drivers and their passengers. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, contact personal injury lawyer Moses Yneges at The Accident Injury Law Center in Orange County, California. Whether the vehicle was a passenger truck or a large commercial truck, you may be entitled to compensation.
Have You Been Injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident?
While any vehicular accident can lead to serious injuries, few cause injuries as severe as those resulting from major trucking accidents. Big rig trucks carry significant weight, especially when loaded down with thousands of pounds of cargo. As a result, 18-wheeler truck accidents can cause significant injuries when they crash into regular-sized vehicles.
Common Causes for Big Rig Trucking Accidents
18-wheelers are massive and are thus subject to more restrictions than the average driver. The rules of the road for these truck drivers are established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA. According to these regulations, truck drivers need to keep detailed logs, have their trucks weighed regularly, and can only spend a limited time behind the wheel. Unfortunately, in an attempt to meet stringent deadlines, many drivers break the rules.
When the regulations are broken, accidents and injury can result.
Common Injuries Resulting from Truck Accidents
A truck slamming into your vehicle or person can cause serious injuries, many of which require immediate and continuous medical attention. You may experience broken bones, bruises and lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, and soft tissue injuries (better known as whiplash).
As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Yneges can help you receive fair compensation for any ongoing medical care, loss of income, vehicle damage, rehabilitative care, as well as pain and suffering.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Some are caused by drinking and driving or falling asleep behind the wheel. Others may be caused by distracted drivers, such as those texting and driving. Some truck drivers may make bad choices like running a red light or tailgating, and then there are those who are merely bad drivers that overcompensate in reaction, leading to a disastrous crash, personal injury, and even wrongful death.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the top ten factors that cause truck accidents include:
Traffic flow interruption
Prescription drug use
Traveling too fast for conditions
Unfamiliarity with roadway
Required to stop but cannot due to load
Over-the-counter drug use
Lack of surveillance
Regardless of what caused your truck accident, or which individual or organization was liable, Mr. Yneges can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries or wrongful death.
Seeking Financial Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries
A personal injury claim can hold the necessary party responsible for the injuries you incurred. Filing a claim will also enhance your chances of receiving maximum compensation. Don’t assume that the trucking company or their insurance company will have your best interest in mind. The party at fault and their insurance company will be thinking of their best interests, not yours. For that reason, you should have an attorney assisting you with your truck accident claim.
Who is Liable in a Trucking Accident?
Some accidents may be the fault of the truck driver, the shipping company, or the owner of the trucking company. Other parties that could be found responsible for your trucking accident include the truck manufacturer and loading company.
If you are unsure who is responsible for your truck accident injuries, personal injury attorney Moses Yneges can help.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney with Compassion & Integrity for Stellar Results
As with any legal matter, you should enlist the services of a knowledgeable lawyer immediately following a truck accident. Personal injury claims can be time-sensitive, which means that you have a limited window of time to pursue compensation before the statute of limitations ends. The sooner you hire a personal injury lawyer, the sooner you can gain a favorable outcome.
If you cannot come into the TAILC office, experienced attorney Moses Yneges can come to your location. Call now for a free consultation if you have been injured in a truck accident to see if Mr. Yneges can adequately represent you.