California Rear-End Truck Accident Lawyers

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Rear-End truck accident attorneys in California

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that there were 33,000 rear-end collisions involving large trucks in 2005, which accounted for 23.1 percent of crash involvements. This means that rear-end collisions are more common than rollover accidents, side swipe accidents, and head-on collisions.

FMCSA previously stated that colliding with the rear end of another vehicle in the truck’s travel lane was one of three critical events were assigned to large trucks in assessing crash risk. The simple size of a commercial truck often means that when such a vehicle rear-ends a smaller car or truck, the occupants can suffer extremely serious injuries.

California Rear-End Truck Accident Lawyer

If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a rear-end truck accident in California, you are probably dealing with a lot financial concerns that could be the result of your crash. Do not let money prevent you from retaining legal counsel.

The May Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so only pay when you get a monetary award. We can review your case as soon as you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

Causes of Rear-End Truck Accidents

One of the most common causes of all rear-end accidents is the truck driver having been distracted. FMCSA has a rule restricting the use of all hand-held mobile devices by commercial truck drivers, prohibiting them from holding mobile devices to make calls or dialing by pressing more than a single button. Truck drivers can only use hands-free phones located in close proximity.

Not all distractions are necessarily cell phones though, and a truck driver could just as easily be distracted by attempting to navigate a Global Positioning System (GPS), reading a map, or even just rubbernecking (staring at something of interest such as another car accident). Other possible causes of rear-end truck accidents could include, but are not limited to:

  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Brake failure
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Mechanical defects
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inclement weather
  • Failure to maintain vehicle
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol

Fault is generally quite clear in a rear-end collision, so you probably do not need to worry too much about an insurance company for a truck driver claiming that you were somehow at fault. That said, the insurer will instead likely try to resolve your case very quickly by pressuring you into accepting a lump sum settlement.

The insurance company might claim that this will help you avoid having to go to court and that you will be able to keep more money for yourself by not having to hire a lawyer. The real truth is that most settlement offers from insurance companies are far less than what people are actually entitled to, and the danger of accepting a settlement is you are then powerless to obtain any additional income when your settlement is exhausted, as it almost certainly will be very quickly.

The May Firm can negotiate a just settlement to your case that actually covers every possible cost you are or will be facing. If the insurance company refuses to provide satisfactory compensation, then we will file a lawsuit.

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Types of Rear-End Truck Accident Injuries

One of the most common kinds of injuries in any rear-end accident is whiplash, and insurance companies often take a much more critical view of whiplash injuries because they are so commonly claimed but not always substantiated with medical evidence. People can certainly suffer serious whiplash injuries in rear-end truck accidents, but the nature of injuries is often far more critical in most cases.

Common kinds of injuries in rear-end truck accidents include, but are not limited to:

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

The most serious injury a person can suffer in one of these accidents is obviously a fatal injury. The family of a person killed in a rear-end truck accident has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party, and the statute of limitations is different for such claims because the limitation period does not begin until the date of a person’s death, which could be later than the date of an accident.

Contact a Rear-End Truck Accident Attorney in California

Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a rear-end truck accident in California? Make sure that you are working with a skilled personal injury lawyer who can deliver results.

The May Firm boasts a 99 percent success rate on the cases it handles. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online right now to set up your own free consultat

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