Types of Truck Accidents

According to the 2018 report from American Trucking Associations, 11.49 billion tons of freight was transported by large commercial trucks (also referred to as semis, big rigs or tractor-trailers) in 2018. Trucks are on our roads and highways daily and, unfortunately, truck accidents happen due to driver fatigue, mechanical failures, unsafe driving, and other…

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How Long Do Commercial Truck Accident Cases Take to Settle?

Settling a case that involves a large commercial truck (such as a tractor trailer) often takes longer to resolve than an accident involving only cars because there are more components to the claim. In our experience as truck accident attorneys in Bakersfield, these are some of the factors that are involved. Liability Investigation An…

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The Importance of Evidence in Trucking Accidents

If you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to have an expert truck accident attorney on your side. At Rodriguez & Associates, our Bakersfield truck accident attorneys have handled hundreds of truck accident cases.

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Rodriguez and Associates Obtains Record $70 Million Verdict on Behalf of a Family Injured in a Major Big Rig Accident

Rodriguez & Associates obtained a $70,578,289 verdict on behalf of a family injured in a major crash with a big rig in Bakersfield, California that happened in August of 2017. Tomasa Cuevas, mother of Alex and Maritiza, was driving her kids to shop for school clothes when a big rig ran a red light…

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What Is the Difference Between Punitive Damages and Actual Damages?

In a personal injury lawsuit, you have the right to collect compensatory damages for losses you suffered in an accident that was not your fault. The aftermath of these accidents can leave us with unexpected medical expenses, lost wages while we are healing, property damage, emotional anguish, and more – and filing a lawsuit…

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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Truck Driver’s Insurance Company?

If you recently suffered injuries in a semi-truck accident, you may have received a call or visit from an insurance claims adjuster. This adjuster may tell you that he or she wants to receive a recorded statement from you about the accident. He or she may claim that the company wants to settle your…

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How Long Do Semi-Truck Accident Cases Last?

If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you could experience significant damages in the months to come. Due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, you may suffer from serious injuries in these accidents, as well as extensive damage to your car and belongings. You can claim damages for…

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How Much do Truck Accident Lawyers Cost?

Being involved in a truck accident can be just as damaging as it is frightening. Truck accidents cause significant damage to passenger cars because of their size. If you’ve been in a collision with a truck, you might want seek the consult of a professional truck accident lawyer. However, it is important to know…

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California Truck Lane Restrictions

It is an unfortunate reality that smaller, lighter passenger vehicles must drive alongside large, heavy commercial trucks to fuel America’s economy. Big rigs can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger vehicle weighs just 3,500 pounds. The immense size difference between the two can lead to major damage to the smaller car…

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Are Trucks Allowed to Drive in the Left Lane?

You’re driving down the 58, maintaining the speed limit in the far-left lane. You’re going to be just on time for work. Suddenly, a large commercial truck merges into the lane in front of you. You hit your brakes to accommodate the slower speed and are annoyed because now you’ll be late for work…

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