Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers in Southern California
A traffic accident involving a commercial truck, such as an eighteen-wheeler or other large freight carrier, can be much more catastrophic than an ordinary car accident. A typical fully-loaded large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds.
Because of this size disparity, and due to the basic laws of physics, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. While statistics show that truck drivers are generally much more careful on the road than automobile drivers, and thankfully the incidence of fatal crashes involving trucks and other large vehicles has declined in recent years, large truck crashes still account for a large amount of injuries annually.
The unique danger posed by commercial truck accidents can be made worse depending on the nature of the freight the truck is carrying. For example, if hazardous or flammable materials are on board, secondary injuries attributable to such dangerous cargo can result, including burns and respiratory injuries. Since these accidents can have such devastating results, it is important to have an experienced Southern California truck accident lawyer on your side.
At Spray Gould & Bowers LLP, our attorneys know what it takes to litigate commercial truck accidents. We have the experience necessary to carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding commercial truck accidents. Our attorneys work closely with each of our clients to provide them with the best possible representation for their particular circumstances. With over 85 years of experience representing the legal needs of Southern Californians. This experience combined with our commitment to successful personal service has enabled us to establish a solid reputation among judges and attorneys in Southern California.