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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that an improper passing violation results in a crash probability increase of 88 percent, second only to failure to use or improper signal conviction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that passing or overtaking another vehicle was the movement prior to a crash in 22,353 accidents.

All improper passing violations can be dangerous for other drivers, but the chances of severe or fatal injuries are increased when the violation is committed by a commercial truck. Failure to pass properly can frequently lead to collisions between trucks and other vehicles while both vehicles are traveling at full speed.

California Improper Passing Truck Accident Attorney

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a truck accident caused by improper passing in California, you could be facing a very difficult path to recovery. You do not have to deal with all of the issues that you are facing by yourself though.

The May Firm will work extremely closely with you and make sure to maintain constant contact so you are always up to date on the status of your case. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

Types of Improper Passing Truck Accidents

One of the most common kinds of commercial truck accidents that can stem from improper passing is a head-on collision. This usually occurs in the lane the truck enters after another vehicle is not prepared to get out of the way, and the other driver may have no way to avoid this collision.

Some improper passing violations can result in other types of accidents such as T-bone collisions when the other vehicles try to stop or swerve to avoid collisions. Commercial trucks could also strike motor vehicles as they attempt to re-enter lanes after passing.

Several different kinds of collisions are possible in an improper passing case. One of the most important things you can do after an accident caused by improper passing is look for other people who saw the crash.

Ask these individuals for their names and phone numbers or some kind of contact information. Such people could be very valuable witnesses if the truck driver attempts to dispute liability.

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Types of Improper Passing Truck Accident Injuries

The nature of the injuries people suffer in improper passing crashes can vary depending on numerous factors. The point of impact, the speeds of the vehicles involved, and where occupants were seated can all factor into injury severity.

In general, common kinds of injuries in improper passing truck accidents could include, but are not limited to:

  • Burn injuries
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck injuries

An improper passing accident could very well cause a person to sustain fatal injuries. In such cases, the family members of the deceased person can file a wrongful death lawsuit. An insurance company may try to offer you a lump sum settlement to try and resolve your case, but you should know that such offers are usually far less than what victims are actually entitled to.

Contact an Improper Passing Accident Lawyer in California

Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a truck accident in California caused by improper passing? The May Firm will work tirelessly to help you achieve a full and fair settlement that provides for all of your needs.

Our firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay legal fees until you obtain a financial award. Our attorneys can assess all of your legal options when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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