Truck Accidents • Tractor Accidents • Trailer Accidents
Because tractor trailers are so much larger and heavier than any other traffic on the road, truck drivers are expected to be extra vigilant to prevent the ever-present potential for catastrophe from becoming a reality. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) lay down strict rules regarding truck maintenance, driver conduct, and standards of vigilance on the road.
If a tractor-trailer has struck you or a loved one, it is important to hire a personal injury lawyer who can help you recover compensation that is just and adequate. For a free initial consultation with Lallande Law PLC, fill in the contact form or call (800) 308-8800.
Semi-truck crashes: the causes and effects
In the majority of tractor-trailer accidents, the collision could have been averted if the driver or trucking company hadn’t been somehow violating the regulations. Often, truck drivers will skimp on sleep or travel at reckless speeds so they can get their shipments in on time. Other accidents are caused by a lack of proper maintenance. Bad brakes, tire blow-outs, even faulty headlights or an improperly secured load can set off a tragic chain of events.
For the victims, these chains of events end far too often with catastrophic results. Often occurring on Southern California freeways like 710, 110, 405, 5, 10, 7, 105, 605, 91 and the Ortega Highway, tractor trailer accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries, such as: Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, or Amputations
Attorney M. Lawrence Lallande has reached multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of clients and has received an AV® rating* under the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. A native of Puerto Rico, he is fully fluent in both English and Español. For a free initial consultation with Lallande Law PLC, fill in the contact form or call (800) 308-8800.
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