Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous of all vehicle crashes. These large, heavy trucks can cause considerable damage when they collide with cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The sheer size disparity between a truck and any other vehicle means that occupants of those other vehicles often bear the brunt of the impact in any collision. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a truck, you deserve justice. Contact Rodriguez & Associates today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers are held to a higher standard when it comes to safety than drivers operating other types of vehicles due to their larger size and weight. Despite this fact, truck accidents still occur frequently due to negligent behavior on the part of the driver or another party associated with the trucking company. Some common causes of accidents include:
One of the biggest factors leading to trucking accidents is driver fatigue. Truck drivers are often under intense pressure to get their cargo to its destination by a certain deadline. Unfortunately, if they’re running behind, they will often drive through the night and spend too many hours on the road. This leads to severe fatigue, which can cause serious accidents.
Another common cause of trucking accidents is inexperienced drivers. Many truckers are hired with minimal experience and receive very little training before hitting the roads. This lack of experience can lead to dangerous mistakes like speeding, tailgating other vehicles on the road, failing to check blind spots when turning or merging lanes. Improper loading of cargo onto their trucks can also cause accidents as it can make the vehicle unbalanced and difficult to control.
Distracted driving is another major cause of trucking accidents. Distractions can include texting, eating, and talking on the phone while driving, adjusting radios or other devices in the cab of the truck, or any other activity that takes a driver’s attention away from safely operating their vehicle.
Proving Negligence in a Ventura Trucking Accident: What You Need To Know
In a legal context, negligence means that someone acted carelessly or irresponsibly when they owed another person a duty of care. For example, all drivers owe other drivers on the road a duty of care—to drive safely and obey traffic laws. If one driver fails to do this and causes an accident as a result, then they may be found negligent, and therefore responsible for injuries and damages.
To prove negligence in a trucking accident case, you must show that the truck driver’s conduct was careless or irresponsible and resulted in injury or damage to another party. This involves gathering evidence such as witness statements, medical records, photos of the scene of the accident, police reports, and proof of laws that may have been broken by the truck driver or company at fault.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help with this process by collecting all relevant evidence and correctly presenting it in court or to insurance agents.
Rodriguez & Associates Can Help With Your Truck Accident Claim
If you are in need of legal help with a personal injury case, look no further than the professionals at Rodriguez & Associates. Here’s why you should work with us:
- We take pride in our ability to provide individualized attention and treat each of our clients as if they were family members. Ultimately, we’re in this together.
- Our team of attorneys has over 100 years of combined experience in handling personal injury cases across California.
- Our experienced attorneys have successfully settled or obtained verdicts in 95-96% of cases, and we have obtained the 3 highest personal injury verdicts in Kern County history.
If you need help with a truck accident claim, contact. Rodriguez & Associates today to schedule a free consultation.