Due to the sheer size of the vehicle involved, trucking accidents can often cause fatalities. In 2013, the California Highway Patrol reported that 3,104 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents. Of these accidents, 256 fatalities involved truck accidents. Additionally, 5,029 injuries related to truck accidents were reported.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contacting a lawyer can help you receive fair compensation for your injury claim. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident, your tragic loss may result in a wrongful death case.
Contact our office in Hayward, California, at 888-359-9348 to get started on your case.
How Having An Experienced Attorney Can Help Your Case
At the Law Offices of Patricia Turnage, we can help you try for the best possible settlement for your personal injury claim. Insurance companies want to settle cases by paying out as little as possible. Patricia will help you understand how the insurance company will defend their insured in the accident. Her know-how from representing clients for over 25 years gives you the advantage of experience on your side.
Many Factors Cause Truck Accidents
You may think that truck accidents are mostly caused by poor or careless driving, but many other factors can cause truck accidents, such as:
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Reckless driving
- Improperly loading cargo
- Wide turns
- Breaking laws specific to driving commercial vehicles
When another party's negligence causes injury, they are liable. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Start Building Your Case Today
Call our offices at 888-359-9348 to begin work on your claim, or you can reach out online to start the process of working with one of our personal injury attorneys.