Our busy roads in California are full of all kinds of trucks that are transporting everything from goods to people to waste. These trucks vary in type: semi-trucks (also known as big rigs, 18 wheelers and tractor trailers), garbage trucks, buses, cement trucks, dump trucks, UPS and Fed Ex trucks, moving trucks, cargo vans, Amazon delivery vans and airport shuttles.
When these trucks cause accidents, the damage and injuries can be catastrophic. Semi-truck accidents, in particular, can be devastating. One of the leading reasons that semi’s crash is because the drivers have driven long hours without sufficient rest, causing them to fall asleep at the wheel. Semi’s also crash due to mechanical failures, aggressive driving, distracted driving, drug and alcohol use, and lack of training and experience.
What is unique about semi accidents is that the companies that own semis have specialized teams devoted to minimizing financial risk to the company from trucking accidents. That is, once an accident occurs, these companies will mobilize these specialized teams to secure evidence and witnesses that are damaging to your case. They are aggressive because they know that victims and their families may be entitled to very large settlements. To level the playing field, you need an aggressive attorney on your side that will leave no stone unturned. Give us a call.