Large trucks and semis are one of the leading causes of traffic related deaths in the United States. A typical tractor-trailer or eighteen-wheeler weighs 20 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle. Due to their sheer weight and size, the truck is virtually guaranteed to crush a smaller vehicle in an accident. When a truck hits a car, the occupants of the car are often killed or suffer very serious injuries, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, while the truck driver walks away from the accident unharmed.

Trucks pose a great risk to other vehicles on the road. Trucks are subject to state and federal laws and regulations to minimize this risk, but some truck drivers and trucking companies ignore these laws to maximize profits and make deadlines. For example, trucks must be regularly inspected to ensure that all of their parts are working properly. Failure to perform this required testing and maintenance can endanger the public and result in fatal traffic accidents. Similarly, some truck drivers work long hours to meet demanding deadlines. The resulting fatigue and exhaustion can result in a fatal accident.

When truck accidents happen, the trucking company usually sends representatives to the scene to perform their own “analysis” of the accident and limit the company’s liability. The representatives often confront victims at the scene, when they are most vulnerable. Truck accident victims should not speak with the trucking company or its insurance company before consulting with an attorney. If you have been involved in a truck accident, protect your rights by contacting West Coast Trial Lawyers for a free case evaluation. We’re dedicated to helping the victims of truck accidents receive the compensation they deserve, and if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.

We have represented thousands of clients, and have helped them recover more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements over the past fifteen years. We aggressively fight for full compensation for every client, and we prepare every case with the intention of going to trial. Because we take cases to trial and we win, we get the best settlements from insurance companies.

Call West Coast Trial Lawyers today, toll free at (888) 888-9285, or email us, to discuss your case. Consultations are always free, and our friendly staff is available to help 24 hours a day.

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