Due to their large size, trucks and truck accidents often lead to serious injuries or death, and damage to occupants of small cars and pedestrians all around Long Beach. The value of a claim against a trucking company can be considerable, and even if the accident is undeniably the truck driver’s fault, trucking companies are heavily invested in fighting liability in these cases.
Avrek Law Firm’s truck accident lawyers in Long Beach have 50 years of combined experience fighting the negligence of trucking companies and obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for victims’ damages.
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Main Causes of Truck Accidents in Long Beach
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), these are the three main causes of truck accidents:
- Equipment problems
- Security/safety breaches
- Driver error
The majority of truck accidents are caused by a simple driver error. Although most truckers tend to be safe drivers, the large amounts of hours they spend behind the wheel can increase the risk of an accident. Truck drivers’ most common mistakes include going too fast for road conditions, taking their eyes off the road, making illegal maneuvers or not keeping a safe distance.
Common injuries in truck accidents may include:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limbs
Who’s at fault in a truck accident?
If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, the driver or driver’s employer can be liable for your damages. However, it is very common for the parties to refuse to take responsibility for the collision. A Long Beach truck accident lawyer helps prove liability, gather evidence to reinforce the claim, and ensures adequate compensation is received.
Avrek Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys in Long Beach expertly handle the legal aspects of a truck accident claim and give victims the best opportunity to obtain the compensation deserved for injuries and damages from the accident. We proudly serve Long Beach and the surrounding areas, including Huntington Beach. To schedule a free case consultation, call our office or compete the online form.