Trucks present a unique type of driving danger on our California roads. Why? Because the sheer size of trucks creates unique problems when it comes to their ability to respond to roadway issues, among other things. In addition to their size and weight, driver and truck issues can also add to the potential for a deadly truck accident.
Here's what I mean by that:
- Blind spots: trucks don't just have a blind spot, they have many blind spots and they are all around the truck. Referred to as the "no zone," commercial truck drivers have entire areas around their vehicle that they just can't see. This includes the area behind and directly beside the truck.
- Weight: The average car on the road weights about 4% of a truck. The weight not only creates a major problem when it comes to impact but the weight of even an empty truck means that their stopping distance is terrible and their propensity for rollovers is very high.
- Maintenance: The size and demands of a truck mean that they need a lot more and frequent attention that a regular car on the road. When drivers and truck companies aren't responding and looking out for the needs of a truck, it can cause a deadly crash.
Those are just a handful of examples of how the size of a truck can lead to a serious or deadly accident. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a crash either as a victim or a family member, do not miss this important opportunity to file a suit against the responsible party or parties. Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be life changing and while any type of financial recovery is not going to change the tragic events, it can greatly help with bills, loss and other damages sustained by the crash.
At the Walch Law Firm, helping victims of California truck accidents is what we do. We are passionate about the work that we do and always put our clients first. The worst thing you can do following a truck accident is nothing. We know this is a stressful time- let us handle the financial and legal aspects of your case so you can focus on what is really important, whether that is feeling better or dealing with the loss of a loved one. You first consultation with us is always free-- we look forward to hearing from you.