Hurt in a Wide Turn Trucking Accident in Ontario? Call Our Truck Accident Lawyers for Help
Commercial trucking accidents are unfortunately quite common and occur for a variety of reasons. Due to the large size and force of commercial trucks, fatalities and serious injuries often occur. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), each year there are over 5,200 fatal trucking accidents involving 18-wheelers, flatbeds, big rigs, and other large commercial vehicles. This number is astounding because most trucking accidents result in multiple injuries or fatalities. One type of commercial truck accident which can result in serious injury or death is wide-turn accidents. The reason for this is that commercial trucks require more space to make wide-turns. When they do not give themselves an appropriate amount of space, it can result in a serious or fatal wide turn trucking accident in Ontario. Our truck accident lawyers understand how serious and preventable wide-turn accidents can be, and are committed to helping victims injured in wide-turn accidents recover the compensation they deserve.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced truck accident lawyers have handled many different types of serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents. This includes some of the most devastating and destructive wide turn trucking accidents in Ontario, California. Many people and their families who are seriously injured or lost a loved one in trucking accidents may be entitled to compensation. If you were injured or if you lost a loved one in any type of motor vehicle accident, especially a trucking wreck in California or New Mexico, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our compassionate and experienced lawyers to learn more about how we can help you and your family recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Causes of a Wide Turn Trucking Accident
The most common cause of wide-turn accidents is truck driver negligence. Negligence means that the driver was not operating the vehicle with an appropriate amount of caution, resulting in an accident that was reckless or careless, and preventable. Some of the most common factors resulting in wide-turn accidents include the following:
- Attempting to make a right turn when the end of the truck is too far away from the curb
- Backing up to assist in making a turn
- Leaving space for another vehicle to get through while the drive is trying to make a turn
- Failure in using turn signals
- Entering a turning lane at too fast a speed
- Failing to ensure the there are no vehicles coming while making the turn with the use of the mirrors and windows
Sometimes, wide-turn accidents can be caused by other things that are not due to driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of wide-turn accidents due to other factors include manufacturer defect (i.e. a turn signal that is broken due to a manufacturer defect), driver negligence of another driver on the road who tries to pass the truck while they make a wide-turn or choosing to stay in the right land when a truck driver is attempting to make a right turn from an exterior road.
How We Can Help You at the Caruso Law Offices
Our team of lawyers is ready and willing to help you and your loved ones if you have been hurt or killed in a commercial trucking accident. Our lawyers will review your case, determine who may be liable for the accident, what damages you may have sustained, and what compensation you should receive for those damages.
While wide-turn accidents may not always be caused by driver negligence, often times driver negligence or negligence of the trucking company is to blame. Our lawyers have extensive experience in working on trucking accident cases, and are committed to helping victims injured or killed in trucking accidents. Call today to learn how we can help you.
Injured in a Wide Turn Trucking Accident in Ontario? Call Our Truck Accident Lawyers
After a serious or fatal trucking accident in Ontario, or anywhere else in California or New Mexico, please call our experienced and dedicated team of personal injury lawyers, paralegals, assistants, and secretaries who can help fight to protect your rights under the law. Our experienced truck accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve. To learn more, please call (505) 384-7865 to schedule a FREE consultation with our lawyers.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 384-7865 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.