Riverside Trucking Accident Lawyer

Trucking accidents can cause serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries to passenger vehicle occupants. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a large truck crash, your best course of action is to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA, our personal injury attorneys are passionate, professional, and experienced. Call us right away for the dedicated legal advocacy you need.

Why Choose Us?

  • As a former insurance defense lawyer for more than a decade, our founding attorney knows how insurance companies think, act, and evaluate claims. We use this knowledge to our clients’ advantage.
  • Bigger settlements come with thorough case preparation. We are seasoned litigators and effective advocates who are not afraid to go to trial to get the compensation you deserve. Our firm has never lost a litigated case.
  • Our practice is focused exclusively on personal injury matters, and we have an in-depth knowledge of the law. We are committed and passionate about helping injured people.

Truck Accident Statistics

As stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • 4,564 people were killed in 4,079 crashes involving large commercial trucks or buses in a recent year.
  • Large truck accidents increased by 5% from the previous year and fatal truck crashes increased by 6%.
  • Large trucks and buses account for 12% of all traffic fatalities.
  • 6% of fatal trucking accidents involved truck driver distraction as a factor, of which 16% was related to cell phone use.
  • Speed was a factor in 17% of large truck wrecks with at least one truck occupant fatality.
  • 27% of fatal crashes in work zones involved a large truck.
  • California is one of the 10 states with the highest average of fatal trucking accidents and bus crashes in a recent three-year period.
  • These 10 states account for 51% of fatal crashes involving a large truck or bus in the U.S.

What Makes Trucking Accidents So Serious?

There may be no other auto accident more traumatic than one involving an eighteen-wheel truck. Tractor trailers can weigh up to 80 tons and accidents usually result in severe injuries and death. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a collision with a big rig truck you may have questions about how to pay for your medical bills and what to do about your pain and suffering. Our Inland Empire Law Offices specialize in representing victims and their families when involved in a semi-truck accident. If the accident was the result of the truck driver’s careless or irresponsible driving, you need an experienced Inland Empire lawyer to explain your rights.

Common Injuries in Large Truck Crashes

Surviving victims of an eighteen-wheeler truck accident may experience the following serious injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia or paraplegia
  • Head trauma including severe traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation of a limb and permanent disfigurement
  • Extensive burns from vehicle explosion and fire
  • Permanent disfigurement and disability

The victims of truck accident may also experience lesser injuries such as whiplash, back and neck pain, severe bruising, lacerations, and mental anguish.

Such injuries can severely limit you and your family’s ability to lead a normal life. You may require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment following a semi-truck accident. Serious injuries may leave you unable to work and pay your bills, leading to the foreclosure of your home, bankruptcy, and damage to your credit. You need the experience of a Riverside/San Bernardino semi-truck injury lawyer to get you the monetary compensation you deserve.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

FMCSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a large study involving 120,000 large truck crashes that occurred in period of less than three years. The objective of the study was to examine the reasons for serious crashes involving large trucks with a gross vehicle weight over 10,000 lbs. In its Large Truck Crash Causation Study Analysis Brief, FMCSA reports that 55 percent of large trucks involved in accidents were assigned the critical reason for the crash. In descending order, the top 10 factors contributing to crashes assigned to large trucks and their drivers were:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic flow interruption (due to congestion or a previous crash)
  • Prescription drug use
  • Traveling too fast for conditions
  • Driver unfamiliarity with the roadway
  • Problems with the roadway
  • Truck required to stop before a crash (at a crosswalk or a stoplight)
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Driver fatigue

Why Makes Trucking Accident Claims More Complex?

Commercial truck accident claims are complex cases involving federal regulations and multiple potentially liable parties. Collecting evidence may be tricky, as records can be falsified or insufficient. Trucking accidents often cause catastrophic or fatal injuries to passenger vehicle occupants. This means higher damages, higher stakes, and a more vigorous defense. You may be dealing with more than one insurance company, as trucking companies and their drivers may have separate insurance policies, and both parties may be liable for your injuries.

Our Riverside semi-truck accident attorney with 14 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Any big rig accident, even a minor collision can lead to injuries that have long lasting effects and cause irreparable pain and suffering. Whether you were a driver or a passenger, if you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident you may be entitled to monetary damages. Let an experienced Inland Empire truck injury attorney work for you.

Contact Us Today

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson & Mouri Riverside personal injury attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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