Truck Accidents

If you take the freeway or highway on a daily basis, you’re likely to encounter semi trucks on a regular basis. Unfortunately, since truck drivers often travel long distances, it just takes one tired driver to cause a serious collision on the road. Trucks weigh significantly more than cars, which means they can cause significant damage to passenger vehicles and threaten the lives of ordinary people. If you have suffered injuries as the result of an accident caused by a truck, you should consider speaking with a skilled attorney as soon as possible so that evidence can be preserved for your case.

At Live Oak Injury Law Group, we are dedicated to serving you to resolve your personal injury claim with a maximum recovery at a reasonable cost. If you would like to know more, read below, and schedule a free consultation.

What Are the Most Common Reasons for a Truck Accident?

When you’re on the road with large semi trucks it’s important to keep an eye out for anything that might look out of the ordinary or dangerous. Trucks are much larger and heavier than most private vehicles, so avoiding a truck accident is incredibly important for your safety. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common reasons for truck accidents so you can stay alert to potential hazards on the road:

How Do I Prove My Truck Accident Injury Claim?

Like all other personal injury claims, the key to winning your case is proving that the other involved party was negligent. In a truck accident, the at fault party can be the truck driver, the truck owner, the party responsible for maintaining the truck, or even the manufacturer. This depends entirely on the circumstances that led to the truck accident and your injuries. There are several factors you and your personal injury attorney should consider if you hope to prove your personal injury claim:

  1. A person’s obligation to take care of another is called Duty of Care. This means that you must prove that the other involved party had a legal obligation to you to act in a way that would not cause you or your property harm.
  2. A breach of duty is the type of negligence that occurs when a person or entity fails to take reasonable measures to preserve a standard of care. This means that the other party had a Duty of Care, and they breached this duty by failing to act in a way that preserved your safety.
  3. Causation is critical to linking the breach of duty to your injury and the negligent conduct of the other party. Generally, in California, a plaintiff must show that the incident was foreseeable and that the negligent party caused, or was a significant factor in causing, the injuries.
  4. Finally, the amount of damages that can be claimed by an injured person depends on the nature of the accident and its effects on the victim. You must be able to prove that your damages were a direct result or consequence of the other party failing to act.

If You’ve Suffered Injuries in a Truck Accident, Speak With a Personal Injury Attorney Today.

The consequences of a truck accident can be severe and even life threatening. If you don’t have the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney, you could be victimized a second time by insurance companies or even trucking companies who aren’t looking out for your best interests. At Live Oak Injury Law Group, we know how stressful it can be to suffer a personal injury. We are committed to getting you the maximum recovery you are entitled to under the law. If you have suffered an injury as the result of a truck accident, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney from Live Oak Injury Law Group.