Truck drivers are the backbone of American living. Every product you buy, cars you drive and beds you sleep on make it to retail shelves without the dedication of truck driving companies. When big rigs slam into automobiles, it becomes a nightmare at best. Some drivers may walk away with only severe injuries, while others will decrease on the spot. 18-wheelers are much bigger, producing a much stronger centrifugal force the faster they go; they become nearly indestructible beyond 40 miles an hour.
When injured by trucks, only a skilled Long Beach truck accident attorney can fight to recover compensation you deserve. 82% of all truck-related deaths in 2016 involve pedestrians or passenger cars, many of those accidents happening right here in California. The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg intelligently represents victims and surviving families of truck accidents, putting years of courtroom experience to work for those seeking representation.
Although California laws mandate how long truck drivers can remain on roadways every 24-hour period, many veteran drivers push themselves hard because mileage is the moneymaker. This overexertion causes failure in judgment, a major aggravating factor in head-on collisions with passenger cars. Distractions, such as checking Qualcomm computers for next loads or texting the wife back home, are another growing concern in accident law.
My firm gathers all facts surrounding your accident, including what caused the truck driver to fail in their duty to properly operate their truck. Some corporate trucks have onboard cameras, which allows my firm to see the accident in its entirety provided the camera wasn’t damaged. We’ll put together your claim with razor-like precision and fight the trucking company’s liability insurer or the company themselves. If settlement negotiations break down, we’ll gladly file your case in Los Angeles County Courts.
If you’re a survivor of a decedent killed by a truck driver’s negligence, we’ll fight to recover income lost along with pain and suffering.
It’s rare you’ll hear victims of truck collisions walk away unscathed. Injuries sustained may include paralysis, dismemberment, head and neck trauma, or even a combination of all. Retain our Long Beach truck accident attorney, and we’ll promise to work diligently to bring reckless truck drivers to justice. My office has tried successfully one numerous cases where injured drivers and pedestrians simply couldn’t avoid oncoming semis.
In 2012 alone, the NHTSA estimated 333,000 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents across America. Over 104,000 people were injured in those incidents, of which 640 truck drivers lost their lives. Whether it’s bad weather, irresponsible driving or trying to make deliveries on-time, accidents involving large trucks seem to be an everyday occurrence in California, many of those accidents being completely avoidable with a little extra planning and attention to detail.