Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor trailers barreling down roads and freeways at high speeds are carefully avoided wherever possible by many motorists with good reason. The potential of a life threatening accident grows with every mile of acceleration on a truck’s speedometer. Most drivers are very leery of letting a large truck follow too closely because of the time it takes for a truck to brake to a stop. It can be just as dangerous to travel alongside one of these huge freightliners. Simply having your car grazed by some part of a large truck can have deadly results. Driving defensively when sharing the road with large trucks is a must. If despite your best efforts, you have been unable to avoid a collision, and you or a loved one has been injured, waste no time consulting a Ventura County personal injury attorney who is highly skilled in handling truck accident claims.


Of the more than 15 million trucks operating in the country a little more than 13% are tractor trailers. Most truck operators are well trained conscientious drivers and still over 500,000 truck accidents occur annually according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Very few of these result in any injury to the truck operator, but approximately 25% result in injuries to others involved in the accident. The size and weight of the truck is not the only danger. Very often the load carried by the truck poses additional hazards. Heavy equipment can break free when a trucker loses control. Hazardous materials may escape their containers and give off toxic fumes or burst into flames causing respiratory or burn injuries. Catastrophic injuries can be caused when a truck jack-knifes during braking. Because the commercial insurance companies who insure trucks take fast action to investigate the accident for evidence that the collision was not caused by the trucker or a malfunction of the truck, you need your own team headed up by a resourceful truck accident lawyer to investigate, gather evidence crucial to your case and to fight for you.

The legal team at the firm is very aware of the importance of building your claim for damages based on strong evidence of liability on the part of the operator, the trucking company, the shipper or other entity. Your future and that of your family can be greatly affected by the outcome. A personal injury lawyer at the firm is prepared to take fast action on your behalf to help you succeed. For a free consultation call The Law Offices of Berriz Law Group.

Contact a Ventura County tractor trailer accident lawyer at the firm who is committed to helping you obtain the full compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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