Because they’re governed by state and federal law, cases involving 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, semis and other trucks can be more difficult to navigate than the typical auto accident. If you have been injured by one of these heavy vehicles, our Escondido truck accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Due to the size of the vehicles involved, truck accidents can lead to serious injuries. Trucks that are overloaded, for example, not only damage road surfaces but require greater stopping distance and move with greater force. These factors, combined with an overweight truck’s additional stress on systems like brakes, make overloaded trucks a danger to other vehicles.
Trucks can be overloaded both physically (carrying more weight than the axles, trailer and other systems can safely support) and legally (exceeding national and state highway weight regulations). Multiple parties could be responsible for overloading the truck and causing an accident, including:
- The driver
- The owner of the truck
- The manufacturer of parts on the truck
- The trucking company
- The party responsible for loading the truck, in cases where excessive or improperly situated cargo contributed to the accident
Before consulting a truck accident attorney, be sure to document the event as much as you can. Records and pictures of the damage to your vehicle, your injuries and economic hardships caused by the accident can only help you obtain fair compensation.
If you live in Escondido, California, or the surrounding areas and you need a skilled truck accident attorney, please contact The Rubinstein Law Group today or call (855) 365-9955 for a free consultation.