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HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN A BIG-RIG TRUCK ACCIDENT?
A fully loaded Big-Rig truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. In contrast, a typical automobile weighs about 4,000 pounds. When these trucks collide with other vehicles, the result is almost always tragic. Although truck drivers are trained professionals, they are often under unreasonable burdens to get from destination to destination. When these professionals cut corners, innocent people can be harmed or even killed as a result. Big-Rig Truck accidents can be the result of various conditions involving the operation of a large capacity vehicle. The following issues have appeared numerous times:
- High winds blowing the trailer over
- Big-Rig Tanker Truck blow outs
- Big-Rig Truck or Trailer brake pedal malfunctions
- Disc Brake, Drum Brake, Hand Brake, Foot Brake, Power Assisted Brake malfunctions
- Improper and unbalanced load or escaping debris from trailers
- Nighttime visibility obstructions
- Improper Maintenance of Roads
If you have been involved in an accident with a big-rig truck, you need experienced legal representation. On the surface, it may seem that truck accidents are similar to automobile accidents. Nothing can be further from the truth. Truck accidents are, in fact, far more complex than car accidents in a number of ways. For example, in every truck accident there are a number of parties that potentially share responsibility. The owner of the truck cab and the owner of the trailer may be different. The company responsible for loading the trailer may be yet another separate responsible company.
Another issue that makes truck accidents substantially different from automobile accidents is the insurance coverage. Most trucks are required by federal law to carry a minimum of $750,000 in liability coverage. Trucks that carry hazardous substances are required to carry far more and may have $1,000,000.00 or higher with an umbrella policy. With this much at stake, you can be certain that these companies will fight resolutely to prevent such a significant financial loss to them.
When you are the victim of a serious truck accident, your chances of receiving compensation increase with a proper experienced law firm handling your case. The investigation team must be aggressive in discovering all of the possible negligence that resulted in your injuries and damages. Several investigations involve violations of regulations that these companies must comply with such as DOT Regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, (FMCSR) and California Code of Regulations. These investigations should be done immediately while the evidence can still be gathered. Time is a critical factor and any delay can have serious consequences on the ability to acquire evidence that could “make or break” your case. The sooner our licensed investigation team is working on your behalf, the higher the chances that evidence will be available for your case.
The Rosenberg Law Firm will fully investigate the circumstances of your motor vehicle accident in order to find out if it is a comparative case or if someone is specifically at fault. We have the resources and relationships with respected government agencies, experts and investigators to identify the responsible party. The maximizing of compensation in a case where a truck has been involved requires different proficiency and aptitude than a regular automobile accident case. After over 30 years of representing clients in California, New York, and Florida, the Alex Rosenberg has developed a keen sense of investigation and proficiency in acquiring the highest possible monetary outcome for our clients.
Contact Rosenberg Law, P.C. if you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, so that you can enjoy the peace of mind that over 30 years of knowledge, experience, and trustworthiness is working on your behalf.
The term “truck” is not limited to big-rig tanker trucks, tractor-trailers, or tanker trucks. Other designations for the term “truck” are delivery trucks, garbage trucks, RV’s and other vehicles which may require special understanding for a maximum settlement or victory at trial.
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