Trucking Accident Attorney Southern California
Were you, or someone you know, involved in a truck or semi-truck accident?
It is understandable to feel overwhelmed or confused after such accidents. It might be hard to think clearly about what steps to take next, or know what your rights are, what you are entitled to, or even whom to contact for help.
At the Maineri Law Firm, we have years of experience behind us and have the special knowledge needed to guide you through the steps to take after a trucking accident. We also have the skills required to maximize your medical recovery and financial awards.
We are dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve and the compensation you need for yourself, your family, and for your future.
How Common Are Trucking Accidents?
Trucking accidents are more common than one would imagine. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), eleven percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2019 occurred in large truck crashes.
It is not surprising that large truck crashes have more potential to result in fatal injuries to those travelling in passenger vehicles. This is primarily because trucks are taller and have substantially more ground clearance than passenger vehicles which results in the increased likelihood that a smaller car will underride a truck in the case of an accident. This risk is compounded by the fact that trucks often weigh twenty to thirty times as much as passenger cars.
Why are we telling you this?
It is because we want you to know that you are not alone. Trucking accidents happen and we want you to know that we are here for you. The Maineri Law firm has experience with trucking accidents and we know how to help you.
Call our office today at 951-698-4200.
Accidents such as these have devastating consequences. We are here to guide you through every step of the legal process.
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Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) examined the causes of truck accidents. Each crash in the study sample involved at least a large truck and resulted in death or injury.
According to the study, 87% trucking accidents are caused by the driver, 10% are caused by the vehicle itself, 3% are caused by the environment.
Trucking accidents caused by the driver may be due to any of the following listed in four categories (data taken from the LTCCS):
- Non-performance: This is when the driver falls asleep. This can also be when he/she is disabled by a heart attack or seizure. Or because of another reason that impairs him/her physically.
- Recognition: This is when the driver isn’t paying attention due to a distraction inside or outside the vehicle.
- Decision: This is when the driver is speeding for the conditions at the time. He/She may have misjudged the speed of other vehicles. Or he/she may have followed other vehicles too closely.
- Performance: This is when the driver panicked, overcompensated, or had poor control.
The Maineri Law firm takes into consideration all the details of your case.
A Trucking accident can place an unexpected and immediate hardship on your health, income, family and future. These accidents often involve a high degree of personal injury and can prove to be financially catastrophic. The Maineri Law Firm brings years of experience, special knowledge and skill required to maximize medical recovery and financial award.
At the Maineri Law Firm we believe that no one should have to deal with the aftermath of another person’s carelessness on their own. We are dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve. When we take your case, our goal is to obtain the best recovery possible for you, for your family, and, for your future. Whether an auto or trucking accident, vehicle vs. pedestrian, motorcycle accident or wrongful death, The Maineri Law Firm is here for you.
Some of the damages we can help you claim compensation for are the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and other income, as well as lost future wages
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Wrongful death (if a loved one was killed)
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We have been providing expert legal advice to clients across the state for more than 22 years. We have successfully recovered millions in awards and settlements for the thousands of clients we have represented.
We have the knowledge and experience.
But we also have the heart.
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If you’ve been injured, you need the benefit of years of experience, hard work, and dedication. You’ll find all that and more at the Maineri Law Firm