CALIFORNIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS ASSISTING CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Many people are injured or killed each year as a result of a trucking accident. When a commercial vehicle hits a smaller vehicle or rolls over on the highway, the consequences are often times devastating. Even if a truck driver walks away relatively unscathed, pedestrians or people in cars or on motorcycles may be injured or killed, due to the weight and size of the truck. If you are hurt or a loved one is killed by a careless truck driver, the California personal injury lawyers at Travis G. Black & Associates will be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. From our Folsom office, we represent California residents who need a Folsom personal injury attorney to assert their rights.
ESTABLISHING LIABILITY AFTER A TRUCKING ACCIDENT
Trucking accidents often result from a truck driver’s negligence. It is difficult to operate a tractor trailer that often times weighs more than 80,000 lbs safely, there are many laws and regulations that tractor trailer drivers must follow to avoid injuring others. If a truck driver violates the safety rules and injures people. The attorneys at Travis G. Black & Associates will help you obtain just compensation.
An individual truck driver’s insurance policy may not have sufficient coverage for all of the injuries sustained in a truck accident, particularly when there are many victims. You may also be able to turn to the truck driver’s employer to recover damages. The employer may be held indirectly responsible for the negligence of their employee.
Federal and state laws regulate trucking companies as well as their drivers. If a trucking company fails to follow the rules related to hiring, training or overseeing the work of a truck driver, they will be directly liable under theories of negligent hiring, training, or supervision. These theories require you to establish that the trucking company was independently negligent. For example, if a trucking company fails to conduct a background check that would have revealed that the driver was an alcoholic with multiple DUIs, and his drunk driving is the cause of an accident, you may be able to hold the trucking company responsible. Trucking companies have more insurance coverage than individual drivers, so establishing their liability may be crucial in recovering the full amount of your damages.
CONSULT AN EXPERIENCED FOLSOM TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Folsom truck accident lawyer Travis G. Black worked for the insurance industry before establishing his own firm in Folsom. He now uses his knowledge of this industry in service of his clients. Our firm offers knowledgeable legal counsel and works diligently on behalf of accident victims. Contact us online or call Travis G. Black & Associates at 916-962-2896 for a free consultation with a Folsom personal injury attorney.
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