Skilled Legal Help is Critical After a California Truck Accident

Though they comprise a small percentage of all motor vehicle collisions, statistics reveal that California truck accidents cause a disproportionate amount of destruction. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), there are almost 370 people killed and more than 9,710 victims injured in crashes involving semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles every year. If you were hurt or lost a loved one, you do have legal options for seeking compensation. However, the process for pursuing the at-fault parties can be overwhelming without the help of an experienced California truck accident attorney like one of ours.

You can count on our team at Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to handle your truck accident claim and lawsuit, enabling you to focus on recovering from truck accident injuries. We have meticulous knowledge of the laws, backed by extensive experience representing victims. Since 2016, we have recovered over $30 million for our clients. Please contact our trucking accident law firm to set up a free consultation with a California truck accident attorney who can provide personalized advice. Some background information about your rights is also helpful.

Common Causes of Truck Collisions

The underlying cause of all traffic crashes is negligence, in which a motorist breaches the duty to exercise reasonable care while driving. Examples of negligence include speeding, failure to yield, distracted driving; running red lights, and other violations of New Mexico traffic laws. Any of these careless acts may constitute negligence, whether by a truck operator or the driver of a passenger vehicle.

However, there are some forms of negligence that are unique to truck accidents. For instance:

  • The size and weight of a fully loaded semi requires the truck driver to take extra precautions when turning, passing, driving on steep grades, and other scenarios. Operators must adapt their maneuvers to account for conditions.
  • Federal regulations on Hours of Service (HOS) are enacted to prevent fatigue, but truck operators and their employers do not always comply.
  • There may be other parties whose negligent acts cause a truck crash, such as the owner of the rig, the driver’s employer, and any company involved with loading, securing, inspecting, and making repairs.

Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

Our California truck accident lawyers at Caruso Law Offices, P.C. will take care of filing an insurance claim, and we will be aggressive in trying to work out a settlement. However, we are ready to take your case to court if the insurer refuses to pay a fair amount. We will seek compensation for:

  1. Economic damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs to treat your injuries. These are damages which are measurable, usually simply by adding them up; and,
  2. Noneconomic damages, which are the personal, subjective losses that impact your quality of life. Examples include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and scarring and disfigurement. This type of damages cannot be measured and require an experienced lawyer.

Consult with a California Truck Accident Attorney About Your Rights

For more information on your options after a truck collision, please contact Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule a no-cost case review. You can reach our offices at (505) 369-0744 or visit our website. After evaluating your circumstances, a California truck crash lawyer can advise you on what to expect through the legal process.


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