Large commercial trucks are an important part of California’s economy. They help to ship goods brought into California from all over the world to other parts of the state and country. However, they are also highly technical and dangerous machines. They require special licenses to be able to own or operate these huge vehicles. This is because, without specialized care and attention, these large trucks can be deadly weapons on the road.
Yet, even with a large amount of rules and regulations, special licenses, extra inspections, equipment checks, logbooks and state and federal intervention truck accidents still occur. In addition, they occur frequently. This is often because truck drivers and truck companies ignore safety regulations, rules and procedures in favor of their bottom lines.
Truck accident victims do not often understand exactly how semi-trucks and tractor-trailers work. They may not have specialized knowledge about truck regulations and rules, and they have no idea how long truck drivers can legally drive without rest. Nevertheless, truck accident attorneys do.
With their specialized knowledge, these attorneys can examine the facts of the case to determine if negligence played a role in causing the accident. Attorneys are able to determine if the truck company ignored important truck maintenance, or if the truck driver ignore hours of service rules. Furthermore, if negligence played a role in causing the accident, attorneys know how to hold negligent parties responsible, and get people the compensation they need and deserve.
Killackey Law Offices, A.P.C., has years of experience working on California truck accidents. Our attorneys understand how these accidents occur and what truck companies have been doing wrong. Our vast knowledge of the law lets us see the accident more clearly and interpret which details are important to a person’s case. As we investigate to determine liability, accident victims are free to focus on their recovery.
Please see our truck accident webpage for more information about these types of cases.