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Accidents involving large commercial semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are shockingly common. They can result in devastating, life-altering injuries to the driver and occupants of the vehicle hit by a semi-truck. In California alone, almost 250 accidents involving large tractor-trailers occur every year. Nationally, one-in-ten fatal automobile accidents involve a large commercial truck.

If you or a family member has suffered severe injuries in a commercial truck accident, please contact experienced Rosemont injury lawyers to discuss your legal options. Call us at (916) 921-6400 for a free consultation.

What is Considered a Commercial Truck?

Understanding the definition of a commercial truck under the law is essential. This is because getting involved in an accident with a truck does not necessarily mean you have a large truck accident case. For example, getting hit by someone's pickup truck differs from a semi-truck hauling freight from Fresno to Rosemont.

Commercial trucks are vehicles used in business or to transport goods. They include:

  • 18-wheelers
  • Tanker trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Freight trucks
Collisions Between Commercial Trucks and Other Vehicles 

There are many reasons why a semi-truck may wind up colliding with another vehicle. For example, the truck driver may have been logging long hours (over the allotted time limitations set by the federal government) and becomes exhausted while driving. Relatedly, some commercial truck drivers try to maintain their alertness by using narcotics or amphetamines. This can have the opposite reaction and cause a truck driver to crash into another vehicle or drift into oncoming traffic. Mechanical issues could also be associated with the freight truck-like balding tires or a failed part that should have been checked before departing for a long haul.

Seek Recoverable Damages Through a Truck Accident Injury Claim

The types of financial compensation you can pursue through a personal injury claim against the truck driver and their employer include:

  • Payment of your medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, etc.

In addition, if the injured individual is married, and the accident hurt their marital relationship, their spouse may be entitled to loss of consortium damages. If the accident caused fatal injuries, surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim.

The video below explains the damages that can be claimed in a trucking accident lawsuit.

Claims Against Truck Companies Tend to be Complicated

Personal injury claims filed against large truck companies get really complicated quick. There are usually multiple claims adjusters, investigators, and defense attorneys working for the trucking company and limiting its liability. Contacting an experienced Rosemont truck accident lawyer is crucial to level the playing field.

Working with a Rosemont Truck Accident Attorney 

Our experienced personal injury attorneys at have extensive knowledge of truck litigation issues. This experience is crucial when taking on large trucking companies.

When selecting the best Rosemont trucking accident lawyer to handle your injury claim, you want to work with a personal injury law firm that works with experts in the trucking industry and understands trucking litigation. Our legal team has extensive experience handling commercial vehicles that try to avoid liability by repairing damages on the truck, losing information stored in the data recorder, and doctoring driver logbooks.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Rosemont, CA

An accident involving a large truck can leave you with high medical bills, lost income, and other damages. If you have suffered a severe injury or someone you love was killed in a truck accident, please call our experienced Rosemont truck accident lawyers today at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly and no-obligation advice. You can also contact us through our online form.

Since 1982, our law firm has helped residents of Rosemont and surrounding areas get the compensation they deserve for personal injury and wrongful death cases.

See our past verdicts and settlements.

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