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When Truck Drivers Put Safety Second

Last updated on January 13, 2021

Commercial trucks are an integral part of the United States economy; however, their presence on the roads and highways can be hazardous. Due to their massive size and weight, accidents involving semi trucks and tractor-trailers often result in substantial damage and serious — and sometimes fatal — injuries. Unfortunately, some trucking companies and truckers intentionally ignore safety regulations in an effort to maximize profits and make their deadlines.

If you suffered an injury in a truck accident in Southern California that was caused by a negligent truck driver or malfunctioning truck component, Schimmel & Parks, APLC, is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. With millions of dollars in damages recovered on behalf of our clients, our lawyers understand what it takes to obtain the best results possible.

Truck Accident Liability In California

In California, liability in truck accident cases is generally assessed under the negligence standard. Negligence is the failure to take proper care when performing an action.

With the help of an experienced attorney, you must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, the defendant breached their duty of care, there was a causal link between the defendant’s breach of duty and your truck accident injuries, and that you sustained real harm. Those who can be held liable in a trucking accident include the trucking company, the truck drivers, the truck manufacturer, or even those responsible for maintenance and repairs.

The most common causes of truck accidents are the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Speeding
  • Truck malfunction

To learn more, consult with one of the lawyers at our firm.

Schedule An Initial Consultation Today

With more than 70 years of combined experience, our lawyers possess a comprehensive understanding of federal and state trucking laws to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system. Let us fight tirelessly for your entitled compensation while you make the best recovery possible from injury.

Call us today at 818-922-8544​. You can also reach us online. We’re always ready to help.