Did you know that there are over 11.5 million large trucks registered in the United States? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) qualifies a large truck as one with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more. Semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, and other large commercial vehicles fit into this category.
When large trucks are involved in traffic accidents, they can cause a considerable amount of damage. Their large size and weight can turn even a relatively low-speed collision into a serious accident that leaves others with traumatic injuries. B&D Law Group, APLC is committed to helping victims of trucking accidents rebuild and move on with their lives. These are complex and challenging cases, but we are up to the task. Our Bakersfield truck accident lawyers have the experience, drive, and talent to seek the best possible result in your unique claim.
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Causes of Truck Accidents
Sharing the road with a commercial truck can be a nerve-racking experience. These vehicles can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, may be carrying hazardous or heavy loads, and have large blind spots that make it difficult for truck operators to see other vehicles.
The following are potential causes of truck accidents:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to check blind spots
- Overloaded trucks
- Imbalanced or unsecured truck loads
- Defective truck parts
- Improper truck maintenance or inspections
Our Bakersfield truck accident attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients after serious collisions involving commercial vehicles. We work carefully to determine the cause of a truck accident so we can determine whether the truck driver, trucking company, or other party is responsible.
Contact B&D Law Group today at (888) 563-4092 for a free review of your truck accident claim.