A full loaded truck can weigh 25 times as much as a passenger vehicle and be over 70 feet long. They require 20 to 40 percent more stopping distance than a passenger vehicle too. When they crash with another vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. Our San Diego truck accident lawyer referred us to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Its study of large truck accidents revealed three major critical events in large truck crashes. Those are:
- Running out of the travel lane into another lane or off the road
- Vehicle loss of control
- Rear-ending another vehicle in the truck’s lane
So what are the causes of those events? Driving too fast for traffic conditions was the leading cause of large truck crashes. Distracted driving and fatigued driving were also noted. All of those events are the result of the carelessness and negligence of large truck drivers.
Given the disparity between the size and weight of large trucks and passenger vehicles, severe injuries and fatalities are common in large truck accidents. Those injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Crush fractures
- Organ damage
- Injuries to vertebrae, spinal discs and nerves
The insurer for a large truck might have an investigative team at the site of an accident before the mess is even cleaned up. If you’re the victim of a truck accident, you’ll want your team working for you as soon as possible too. If you or somebody close to you get injured in a crash, contact a San Diego trucking accident lawyer from the Mova Law Group right away for a free consultation and case evaluation. There’s no need to pay any money to get us started on your case. We don’t get paid until we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. We want to maximize any compensation that you might receive.