Sharing the road with semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can be scary. At times, these drivers seem to have a complete disregard for others with whom they share the road, changing lanes and merging into traffic even when smaller vehicles are in the way. Truck drivers are specially trained and licensed to operate these immense vehicles, but this does not necessarily mean that they act with proper caution and care at all times. Aggressive driving, distracted driving, and negligence can lead to serious traffic accidents – which leave others seriously injured and the truck drivers virtually untouched.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 6% of those who lost their lives in multi-vehicle truck accidents in 2016 were occupants of large trucks. Only 15% of those injured in multi-vehicle truck accidents in 2015 were truck occupants.
As Santa Monica truck accident lawyers, we at B&D Law Group, APLC are passionate about fighting for the rights of victims and their families. Our commitment is to those whose lives have been dramatically altered or taken too soon in preventable truck accidents. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for the injured, and we want to see how we can help you.
Call (888) 563-4092 today for a free truck accident case evaluation with one of our skilled lawyers.
Violations of Trucking Regulations
In some instances, truck accidents are caused by violations of federal trucking regulations. These regulations are in place to promote the safety of truck drivers and everyone on the road, and if they are not properly followed, disaster can result.
The following are examples of trucking regulation violations that can lead to serious accidents:
- Overloaded and overweight trucks
- Trucks with improperly balanced loads
- Unsecure truck loads
- Violations of hours-of-service regulations
- Failures to abide by truck routes
Let us fight for you – call a Santa Monica truck accident attorney at (888) 563-4092 to get started.