Representing People Injured in Truck Accidents in San Diego
The San Diego semi-truck accident lawyers at The Law Firm of Howard Williams understand that semi-truck accident victims require legal representation that’s not only skilled, but aggressive. Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys are available for you to relieve the frustration and stress of dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, so that you can focus on recovery and getting your life back to normal. Call us today at (858) 654 – 0407 to talk to an attorney.
Who’s fault is it?
- In most cases, victims of truck accidents face one or more of the following parties following a crash:
- Maintenance contractors — faulty equipment, lapses in service, unsatisfactory repairs, etc.
- Truck drivers — careless, impaired/intoxicated, or negligent behavior
- Trucking companies — lack of training, supervision, or safety standards for drivers
Causes of Truck Accidents
If you are a victim of a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as pain and suffering. Our experienced San Diego truck accident attorneys can help you. We are here to aggressively work on your case and make sure the responsible parties are held accountable for their faults.
Semi-truck accidents can be caused by the negligent actions of other drivers, such as:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving between lanes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to inspect and maintain tires, brake lights, or other key components
- Failure to install blind spot mirrors
- Ignoring road conditions (bridge weight limits, weather conditions, etc.)
- Ignoring speed limits (reduced speed zones, construction zones, etc.)
- Unsafe lane changing
Commercial trucks are required to follow strict standards for inspection, maintenance, and repair. If they do not meet federal and state service standards it is a serious offense that can result in tragic or fatal consequences.
When a truck accident is caused by improper maintenance, the San Diego truck accident lawyers at The Law Firm of Howard Williams can help determine who’s fault it is: trucking companies, maintenance contractors, drivers, all of the above, or more…Common Maintenance Problems & Related Accidents
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and California state laws require the regular examination of all truck components. Truck drivers must also pass written inspection reports at the end of each shift worked. Failure to do so may result in:
- Brake failure
- Disabled signal lights
- Tire blowouts
- Trailer detachments