Santa Clarita Trucking & Transportation Attorney
Los Angeles Business Lawyers Serving LA County
Poole Shaffery’s trucking and transportation group provides comprehensive legal services to its clients from responding to catastrophic accidents to taking cases to trial. Our attorneys, who are members of nationally recognized Trucking and Transportationassociations including TIDA, are experienced and knowledgeable in handling all aspects of claims and losses in the trucking and transportation field.
The California law firm has defended numerous suits concerning claimed catastrophic injuries including amputationa, quadriplegia, brain injury and loss of life. While we seek to resolve matters before they go to trial through the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques, we also recognize that some matters must be tried. Our firm has experienced trial attorneys who have successfully tried several cases to verdict over the last seven years in both state and federal court.
Poole Shaffery 's trucking & transportation expertise and services includes the following:
- Personal injury claims including traumatic brain injury, paraplegia/quadriplegia, and loss of limbs;
- Wrongful death;
- Initial accident investigation and claims;
- Contribution and indemnification claims; and
- Employment and hiring practices.
What are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can occur due to various factors, including:
Driver error: Driver error is the most common cause of truck accidents. Fatigue, distraction, speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are some examples of driver errors that can lead to accidents.
Equipment failure: Equipment failures, such as brake failures, tire blowouts, steering failures, and trailer detachment, can cause serious accidents.
Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks: Overloading a truck or improperly loading cargo can cause the truck to become unstable or tip over, leading to accidents.
Poor truck maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial for the safe operation of trucks. Failing to maintain trucks, such as neglecting to replace worn brakes or tires, can result in accidents.
Poor weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, ice, and fog can reduce visibility and make roads slippery, increasing the risk of accidents.
Roadway defects: Defects in the roadway such as potholes, uneven pavement, and inadequate lighting can also contribute to truck accidents.
It's worth noting that determining the cause of a truck accident can be complicated, and there may be multiple factors involved.
Contact Our Santa Clarita Trucking Lawyer
If you've been in a truck accident, it's important to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney you raneto help you identify liability and pursue compensation for any damages or injuries.