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California Highway Truck Accidents Can Be Complicated

Count on Costa Mesa truck accident attorney Dan Carlton

Southern California has some of the busiest, most congested highways in the country. That's why it probably comes as no surprise that highway truck accidents often occur here, including on highways like the 405, I-5 and the California 91 Express Lanes. All it takes is one small mistake by a commercial truck driver to cause a very serious accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a highway accident caused by a truck driver, it's critical that you take your crash seriously right from the start. Otherwise, you could end up paying for your accident-related expenses out of your own pocket. Those expenses often add up to thousands or even millions of dollars.

We can help you demand justice. At Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton in Costa Mesa, we have years of experience handling such complex cases. A lifelong resident of Southern California, truck accident attorney Dan Carlton has been doing this work for more than 40 years. He knows what evidence to look for and understands how the legal system works here.

Why highway truck accidents happen

Highway accidents caused by commercial trucks happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Texting truck driver loses control of truck and crashes into other vehicles
  • Speeding truck driver doesn't have time to stop and avoid a collision
  • Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel
  • Distracted truck driver (operating GPS, talking to dispatcher, etc.) causes crash
  • Inexperienced truck driver loses control of truck, causing rollover accident
  • Improperly loaded truck tips over, especially on a sharp curve
  • Driving too fast for weather conditions (heavy rain, high winds, etc.)

Whatever the cause of your highway truck accident, make sure your case gets the attention it deserves. Make sure you talk to attorney Carlton right away.

What we can do to help you

Truck accident claims often quickly turn into contentious battles. Often, truck drivers, trucking companies and their insurance providers will do everything they can to defend the truck driver's actions. They might even go so far as to try to blame you for causing your collision.

They don't intimidate us. We can help you stand up to them. We know how to analyze accident reports and will demand to see critical accident data, including information collected by the truck's so-called "black box." This device records the truck's speed and location at the time of the crash. It also records when the driver last stopped to take a break before the crash. This information can potentially be very important since strict federal laws limit how long truckers can drive before taking mandatory breaks.

We're prepared to do the work that needs to be done to get the job done right. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a truck accident attorney who cares about your case - Daniel C. Carlton.