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Truck Accident Overview

Truck collisions are among the worst kind of motor vehicle crashes. Injuries from these types of collisions are often very serious because of the size and weight of the truck. These crashes often result in catastrophic injury, permanent disability, and even death. Factors such as weather, road conditions, distracted or aggressive/reckless driving, and vehicle performance contribute to these types of accidents. Factors unique to trucks, such as the failure to properly load the truck or secure the load also may also play a role in an accident. If you or a family member is involved in an accident with a "commercial truck", you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties.

Truck Accident FAQ's

Phillips Law Offices answers some of the most frequently asked questions about injury accidents and claims. We hope this information will give you an idea as to how to move forward with your matter. The legal issues surrounding personal injury cases may at times seem overly complicated, and even overwhelming at times. There is no need to feel that way. We’re here to help. Explore the answers to the questions you may have or just give us a call. Since every case has unique facts and circumstances, we’d be glad to discuss the specific details of your case and any specific questions you have. We invite you to give us a call at 530-265-0186 for a no-charge consultation.


Causes of Big-Rig Accidents

Many people, including some lawyers, view trucking accidents like auto accidents. However, an accident involving a "commercial vehicle" such as a big-rig tractor trailer is not the same. There are some critical differences that can make a dramatic difference in your case. Obviously, trucks are much larger and can cause greater damage. However, as a starting point, "commercial trucks" are highly regulated and subject to a myriad of federal and state laws. These regulations cover all aspects of trucking, including the drivers, the load, and maintenance.  If any of these regulations were violated, and that violation contributed to the accident, the trucking company will be held liable.

Truck Accident Resources

Hopefully, you find our site a good start to get your questions answered. However, we are more than happy to answer any specific questions you may have, so feel free to give us a call at 530-265-0186. In the meantime, there are many internet resources available for information about truck or big-rig accidents. We encourage you to visit some of these websites we have collected for easy reference.