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Construction truck accident attorneys in California

Construction sites are very busy scenes of activity, and the industry frequently relies on the services of a number of very large vehicles. When some of these vehicles operate or interact with other motor vehicle traffic, one mistake could lead to a devastating accident. You can view a map of the current construction projects on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) website.

The person operating a construction truck may have been the negligent party in a number of cases. Respondeat superior is the Latin phrase for “let the master answer,”; but it is also the legal doctrine that allows the employer of a person who negligently operates their equipment to also be held liable for a victim’s injuries.

California Construction Truck Accident Attorney

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in any kind of accident involving a construction truck in California, you cannot afford to wait to look for legal representation. Strict time limits in these complex cases can limit your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.

Do not wait another second to contact the May Firm. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Construction Trucks

A construction truck could include any one of several kinds of vehicles, such as simple pickup trucks in some cases. Other kinds of vehicles may include:

  • Bulldozers – Continuous tracked tractors with blades on the front
  • Loaders – Tractors often on tracks with a bucket and arms such as front loaders, skid-steers, front-end loaders, wheel loaders, payloaders, shovels, skip loaders, scoops, and bucket loaders
  • Dump Trucks – Large trucks with open-box beds
  • Backhoes – Excavating equipment involving a bucket attached to an arm connected to a tractor or front loader
  • Graders – Also known as a road grader or motor grader, a large truck with a long blade on the front
  • Trenchers – May include wheel trenchers, chain trenchers, micro trenchers, portable trenchers, or tractor mount trenchers.

A number of other kinds of trucks could certainly be involved in accidents at or around construction sites.

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Causes of Construction Truck Accidents

A construction truck accident could stem from any one of a number of causes, but more complex types of machinery will frequently involve some kind of operator negligence. Even when you know that a construction employee was to blame for your accident, the construction company may very well claim you were at fault.

Some of the other possible causes of a construction truck accident could include, but are not limited to:

  • Inadequate driver training
  • Failure to maintain vehicle
  • Mechanical defects
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol
  • Brake failure
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Unsecured loads
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inclement weather

Every accident is different, but certain kinds of accidents can be more common than others. Construction trucks can be involved in rear-end accidents, T-bone collisions, or head-on crashes.

No matter how you classify your accident, the May Firm will investigate and determine the exact cause. During our investigation, we can also look into construction company records and also identify all of the parties who could be held liable.

Any accident involving a construction vehicle usually means that the driver is not the only person who could be responsible for damages. The construction company that owned the vehicle can often be liable in these cases, and a maintenance company could also be responsible if the accident stemmed from improper repairs.

Types of Construction Truck Accident Injuries

Individuals who are involved in construction truck accidents will frequently have their entire lives changed. Some injuries will require extensive rounds of rehabilitation that can be extremely costly while the same people cannot return to work.

People can suffer all kinds of injuries, and some victims might sustain multiple injuries. The most common kinds of injuries stemming from construction truck accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Neck injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Paralysis

The unfortunate truth about some construction truck accidents is that certain victims do not survive their injuries. When a person is killed in one of these accidents, their family has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Do not provide any recorded statement to an insurance company for the construction truck. While these are presented as simply part of an investigation and just an opportunity for you to explain your account of what happened, recorded statements are often used to get people to unknowingly admit to negligence that is later used to deny their injury claims.

Contact a Construction Truck Accident Attorney in California

Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a construction truck accident anywhere in California? You do not want to wait to speak to a lawyer about your case and getting help recovering all of the compensation you are entitled to.

The May Firm will fight for a fair and full settlement to your case that dramatically exceeds whatever the insurance company might be quick to offer you before you have even had the chance to contact an attorney. Do not wait to get your own free consultation when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online today.

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