Truck Accident Lawyers

Santa Maria Truck Accident Lawyer

Santa Maria Truck Accident Lawyers

Commercial trucks are an essential part of the economy in the United States carrying goods from state to state all year long regardless of weather conditions. Semi-trucks are extremely difficult to operate and unfortunately often the drivers of other vehicles on the road do not realize the dangers that come with operating these trucks.

In California alone, there are 113 fatal truck accidents each year on average and nearly 3,000 truck accidents result in injuries. A collision with a semi-truck poses a serious life threat to the occupants of both, the truck and other vehicles therefore it is important to always maintain distance and drive carefully when passing them on the road.

While the fault of the accident may fall on either party, the damages that drivers and passengers of regular vehicles suffer may be far greater than the damages suffered by the truck drivers due to the difference in size and weight of the vehicles. If you have been involved in a truck accident, call our Santa Maria Truck Accident Lawyers. We will evaluate your case and fight on your behalf to help you recover the damages.

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Injuries Sustained In Truck Accidents

Unfortunately, when involved in an accident with a vehicle as large as a tractor-trailer, chances are your injuries are serious. Our Santa Maria truck accident lawyers commonly see injuries such as the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries - herniated discs, bulging vertebrae, nerve paralysis
  • Head and neck injuries — brain injuries, whiplash, cervical damage, concussion
  • Internal injuries — internal bleeding, organ damage
  • Broken bones — fractures, breaks, sprains
  • Burns — from engine fires or explosions due to chemical cargo, or airbags
  • Fatalities — often injuries are catastrophic enough to result in death

What Can You Do To Prevent A Truck Accident

Although it is not always possible, there are ways to foresee and prevent a truck accident. Here are some tips from the Santa Maria Truck Accident Lawyers:

  • Maintain proper distance
  • Always use signals
  • Pass only on the left side
  • Speed up to pass
  • Evaluate road conditions
  • Do not break suddenly in front of a truck
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