Fontana Truck Accident Attorney
Fontana Lawyer Serving Tractor-Trailer Accident Victims Throughout the Inland Empire
It is widely known that semi-trucks are an integral part of American commerce. The transportation of goods within states and from state to state means a great number of commercially-owned and operated vehicles on the road at any given time. Unfortunately, this also translates into a great number of truck-related accidents. When a large motor vehicle such as a tractor-trailer comes in contact with a much smaller auto or a motorcycle, the results can be devastating. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a semi or other large transportation vehicle, you need guidance from a legal professional who is skilled in these types of cases. Contact Banner Attorneys and speak to a Fontana Truck Accident Attorney to get the help you need during this difficult time.
California Truck Accidents
A commercial truck, when fully loaded, can weigh upwards of eighty thousand pounds. Add in the speed at which you and/or the truck are traveling at the time of the collision and it is not hard to imagine the damaging effects. Serious injury and death are a high probability in these tragic incidents and can happen even in what might seem like a minor collision. These enormous machines are operated by drivers who are often overworked and fatigued, constantly trying to keep up with busy delivering schedules or distracted by any number of factors while driving.
Common Causes Of Inland Empire Trucking Accidents
Unique dangers present themselves with tractor-trailers and other large commercial goods carriers. Their sheer length, weight, and general overall size deem them particularly dangerous in truck vs. auto accidents. Though the trucking industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), still a variety of factors contribute to these accidents each year, including:
- Fatigued Drivers
- Inexperienced Driver
- Driver Error
- Distracted Drivers
- Unsafe Loads (Unsecured or Unbalanced Cargo)
- Drug or Alcohol Impairment
- Speeding or Failure to Brake In Time
- Lane Deviation
- Mechanical Defect or Failure
- Unsafe Passing Practices
- Unsafe Following Practices
- Poor or Improper Truck Maintenance
Proving Liability or Negligence
California has strict requirements in proving fault and culpability in personal injury cases. And if you are unfamiliar with truck accident cases or personal injury law, you may be unsure of where to even start. Truck accident claims can be complex with multiple parties potentially having a role in your injuries. Is the trucking companies responsibility, or the drivers? Was the cargo loaded or secured improperly, or were the municipal road conditions to blame? Separating the variables and identifying the truly accountable can be difficult.
Injuries in Fontana Truck Accidents
Truck accident injuries, obviously, can be catastrophic as outlined above due to the size, weight, and speeds involved. If the wreck doesn’t result in death, the victim or victims if often left with horrific injuries that can take years or sometimes decades to recover from. Many Inland Empire truck crash victims that come to our office have bravely survived wrecks, only to find themselves with a decreased quality of life after the fact. They may not be able to function or provide for their families. Some have life-long disabilities. While seeking compensation for your injuries may help your family, financially, no amount of money can make up for what you have been through. Brian Banner and his team understand how difficult this time is for you and are here to help.
Common truck accident injuries include:
- Head Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Rib and Torso Injuries
- Seat Belt Injuries
- Wrongful Death
It is said that tractor-trailer accidents are 10 times more likely to kill you than crashes with other cars. It’s a sobering fact. When a truck accident kills your loved one, an experienced truck accident attorney can hold the cards to seeking justice and maximizing the amount of compensation you receive for your economic and non-economic damages such as lost wages, lost capacity to earn, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, property damage and more. We understand that we can never replace what you have lost, but we can seek the compensation necessary for your family to try to move forward, and put this behind you.
How Banner Attorneys Can Help
Our skilled Fontana Personal Injury Attorneys have the skill you need in navigating trucking accident litigation cases. We know what to look for in an investigation and how to deal with the insurance companies. The insurance company, even your own, is NOT on your side. They may deny responsibility outright. Even if they do recognize the liability of their insured, they will make every attempt to get rid of your claim quickly and for the lowest amount possible. They will employ their own experts and lawyers to try to devalue the amount you are owed. We are here to make sure that does not happen to you and your family.
If You Have Been Injured, Call Today – Reach Out To A Fontana Truck Accident Attorney
We are standing by to help you and your family if you have suffered injury or damage as the result of someone else’s negligence. Not all personal injury attorneys are created equal. Some firms practice law in many, many areas. At Banner Attorney, our focus is on personal injury, fighting for the rights of injured victims in Fontana and surrounding areas. Call (909) 681-1622 to speak with a skilled and compassionate Fontana Truck Accident Lawyer. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means if we don’t recover for you, you owe us nothing. Call today for your free confidential consultation. Let us help you get started today. You need to focus on getting well, we’ll do the rest.