Although the state of California imposes slower speed limits for trucks or semi-trucks, truck drivers sometimes fail to comply with this law. Because most truck drivers' income depends on many external factors such as recorded miles traveled or number of deliveries made, truck drivers are more likely to exhibit negligent behavior such as tired driving or speeding. As a result, drivers behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, weighing in close to 80,000 pounds and carrying heavy or overweight cargo loads, have the potential to create devastating damages and severe injury. Common causes of truck accidents can include:
- Drunk driving
- Overweight or unsafe cargo loads
- Malfunctioning equipment, including worn out tires
- Severe weather
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
Even though it is the legal responsibility of trucking companies to ensure safe operations of big rigs and tractor-trailers, collisions due to negligence or unsafe driving happen every day. Just like other types of car accidents, truck accidents can happen unexpectedly, and in the most tragic of cases, they can result in fatalities. Finding the right truck accident attorney can be difficult, but it is essential during your time of recovery and grief, and the Law Offices of Roy Kohler can help you. With 20 years of experience and a personal investment with each of my clients, my level of commitment to seeking compensation for people who have been wrongfully injured is incomparable.
Protect Your Rights with a San Diego Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident or are suffering with the damages of wrongful injury, you need to contact a San Diego personal injury lawyer, to learn more about your rights. Remember, you do not need to go through this process alone. When you have been involved in a truck accident, you are not just dealing with the other driver; you are also dealing with the entire trucking company as well as its insurance company. Battling large companies takes skill and persistence. At the Law Offices of Roy Kohler, my clients can trust that my education, vast knowledge, and extensive experience as a truck accident attorney in San Diego can produce excellent case results. Contact my firm for a free case consultation or if you have any questions regarding your case.