Central California is home to most of the state’s agriculture and livestock. The region provides food for not only the entire state, but for much of the country. Unfortunately, because of the high concentration of commercial truck traffic, Central California sees many serious and fatal trucking accidents. According to the California Highway Patrol, Central California sees about 72 fatal truck crashes and 976 crashes involving injuries every year, making it one of the most dangerous regions in the state. In fact, Highway 99, which connects Bakersfield with the rest of California, was declared the deadliest road in America as recently as 2016.
Commercial trucking plays a crucial role in our local and national economy. But large trucks can become deadly when safety standards aren’t maintained. Tractor trailers, big rigs, and eighteen wheelers all weigh at least 20 times more than an average passenger vehicle, practically guaranteeing injuries and property damage in an accident. To further increase the danger, many commercial trucking companies routinely ignore safety regulations to maximize profits.
If you or a loved one was injured in the Bakersfield area as a result of a trucking accident, you need to speak with a Bakersfield truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Recovering from a truck accident can be a long and painful process, and many victims will require a lifetime of medical attention.
The Bakersfield truck accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers are caring and compassionate professionals. We understand how trucking accident claims work and we will stand up the insurance companies to recover all the compensation you deserve to deal with your medical bills and other expenses.