The streets and freeways surrounding Long Beach are some of the busiest in Southern California, both for commuters and for commercial drivers. Due to the high volume of vehicles on the road at all times, commercial truck drivers must be extremely aware of their surroundings to avoid harming other drivers. Because of the heaviness, the height, and the overall size of commercial trucks, commercial trucks can cause a great deal of harm to standard vehicles if a collision occurs.
Although federal trucking standards have been put in place in order to create safer driving atmospheres, many truck drivers will bypass necessary procedures producing a danger to those who might share the road. For this reason, it is important that drivers harmed by commercial truck drivers seek legal services right away. Drivers harmed in such accidents may be compensated for medical expenses and more.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents are very common and are usually the result of truck driver negligence, distracted truck drivers, tired drivers, or trucking company negligence. Some of the most common practices linked to truck accidents are:
- When a truck driver demonstrates negligence by changing lanes without checking for adjacent traffic
- When a truck driver fails to maintain their vehicle, or
- When a truck driver does not pay attention to traffic
- When a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel
- When a truck driver has used illegal substance which prohibits unsafe driving
- And more
Some of the most common include sideswipe accidents, rear-end accidents, jackknife accidents, rollovers, and underride accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, contact our Long Beach truck accident lawyers at the Overett Group today. We are aggressive lawyers that seek maximum compensation and protection for every client.
Federal Trucking Regulations
Commercial truck drivers are held to high standards under federal regulations provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations apply to the maintenance and equipping of the vehicles, the training and behavior of the drivers, and the conduct of the trucking company itself. Failure to comply with any of these regulations could result in an accident and serious personal injury. Speak with the Long Beach truck accident lawyer from our firm today if you have been hit by a truck. We can help you build a strong case that establishes negligence and recovers the compensation you need.
Why You Need to Hire the Overett Group
Our firm is client-oriented and will take the time to hear you out and provide an honest evaluation of your case and of your projected outcome. After a traumatizing accident, our desire is to remove as much stress from you as possible, which means we will take care of all the paperwork, phone calls, insurance, and other issues so that you can recover from your injuries.