Driving on a California freeway usually means sharing the road with semi-trucks and 18-wheelers. Unfortunately, truck accidents often occur, causing thousands of injuries and deaths every year across the nation.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving a semi, 18-wheeler or any other commercial vehicle, regardless of the reason, you can rest assured that with the Law Offices of John Christl will find justice for your injuries, losses and property damage.
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One out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involve large trucks such as big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. Because these vehicles are so large, typically weighing as much as 30 times more than a car, a collision with a truck can have devastating consequences.
Semis and tractor-trailers are subject to special laws. These regulations are designed to protect the public and minimize the risk of accidents. State and federal laws require trucks to be routinely inspected and properly maintained. In California, there are also specific regulations related to the size and weight limits of trucks and the freight being carried. In addition, truckers must also comply with specific rules — they must have special licenses and abide by hourly driving limits.
In spite of these rules and regulations, wheel trucks are often involved in accidents resulting from:
- Truck company negligence
- Illegal lane change
- Blind side turning
- Improper maintenance
- Truck driver mistakes
- Trucker fatigue
- Distracted truck driving
- Adverse weather and road conditions
- Overweight trailers
- Unsafe or unsecured loads
- Transport of hazardous material
If you are involved in a truck accident you have options, especially if the accident was not your fault. When you contact the Law Office of John Christl, we will go over all the details of your case, determine the exact extent of your damages and can help navigate your case to the most favorable conclusion possible in a court of law. We can also navigate with insurance companies to help prevent you from having to pay for damages out of pocket.
Our office is located in Newport Beach, California. We serve Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and San Bernardino County.