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Causes of Truck Accidents Can Be Complicated

Count on truck accident attorney Dan Carlton after your crash

How did your truck accident happen in Southern California? Did a truck driver behave recklessly and lose control of a tractor-trailer or another type of large, commercial truck? Don't settle for excuses. Demand the financial compensation you deserve. Put the power of an experienced, truck accident attorney to work for you.

At the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton in Costa Mesa, we have been fighting for the rights of injury victims for more than 40 years. A lifelong resident of Southern California, attorney Carlton knows how the legal system works and what to look for after a serious, truck accident.

Don't underestimate the complexity of your case, and don't wait to take legal action. The longer you put off starting your case, the harder it often becomes to track down the evidence you need to build a strong, compelling case.

That's especially true when it comes to accidents caused by commercial truck drivers. They are only required by law to keep certain evidence for a limited amount of time, including Hours of Service (HOS) log books. We can demand to see such records and much more.

Common causes of truck accidents

Truck accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Texting truck drivers (even though it's against the law)
  • Speeding truck drivers (trucks take longer to stop than cars)
  • Truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel
  • Truck drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Inexperienced truck driver looses control of vehicle, especially on sharp curves, resulting in a rollover truck accident
  • Contents of truck shift and cause truck to rollover
  • Poorly maintained truck (bad brakes, bald tires, etc.) causes crash
  • Truck defect which results in accident

Is this how your truck accident happened? Or are you dealing with another situation? Whatever the cause of your crash, we want to help you get to the bottom of what happened and demand the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.

We will fight for you after your crash

Determining the cause of a truck accident can be complicated for many different reasons. Sometimes, it's because the truck driver denies doing anything wrong. Other times, it's because the trucking company refuses to provide information about the driver or the accident.

Then there's the insurance companies that represent the truck driver, the trucking company and perhaps even the company that loaded the truck, especially if the accident happened due to improper loading. Often, they're doing everything they can to pay you as little as possible - or nothing at all.

That's not right. That's why we want to work with you. We know how to investigate such complicated crashes. We know how to negotiate with trucking companies, insurance companies and anyone else who stands in your way for justice. Contact our law firm and discover what a dedicated, truck accident lawyer can do for you. Schedule your free case evaluation today.