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Can a truck company be held liable for a truck accident?

Truck crashes are a common cause of serious injuries and fatalities on California's roadways. The number of trucks on the road and the common unsafe actions of their drivers mean that there is a significant risk that a truck will be involved in, and potentially the cause of, a serious accident. Because the costs and damages associated with a truck crash can be extremely high in many cases, it is important to know when liability could extend beyond the driver to the truck company, as well.

NHTSA data reveals common causes of motorcycle accidents

Many California residents choose motorcycles as a form of transportation because of convenience, maneuverability, gas efficiency, and fun. However, anyone who reads the news will frequently come across reports of motorcycle accidents, many involving fatalities or catastrophic injuries, on nearly a daily basis. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released its latest report on motorcycles and traffic safety facts. The report analyzes data from 2011, the most recent data available.

Parents sue California correctional system for wrongful death

Death is almost always traumatic for surviving family members. The trauma and pain and suffering is compounded, however, when the death comes at the hands of another person or institution and should not have occurred in the first place. In some situations, institutional policies result in a wrongful death due to the excessive use of force or efforts to cover up a mistake. This is what recently occurred in California in an incident that has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Do I need a lawyer if I was in a California truck accident?

It is an unfortunate reality that, as long as vehicles travel the roadways of Los Angeles, there will be car accidents. Although the occurrence of these car accidents can likely be decreased through efforts put forth by authorities and other groups, accidents always happen whether they are a result of negligence or just pure mishaps. However, the question that many may ask themselves after getting into a car accident is whether they should hire an attorney to help them through the difficult times.

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