Stockton Accident Attorney Helps Victims of Accidents Involving Large Trucks
According to the most recent national crash data, large trucks were involved in over 3,700 fatal crashes, 88,000 injury crashes and 346,000 property damage only crashes in 2014. These numbers are expected to rise as we continue to see an increase in national vehicle miles traveled by large trucks.
Who is at fault in a Large Truck Accident?
Like all accidents, each large truck accident involves its own unique set of circumstances that will determine who is at fault. Unlike most passenger vehicle accidents, there are often more parties involved than just those present at the time of the accident. Many truck drivers are hired to drive a company truck, and therefor are not responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle – this liability can be passed onto the trucking company. Determining the key cause of negligence in these cases is more complicated and requires the deep knowledge and experience of a Stockton accident lawyer. The lawyers at The Friel Law Firm are experts in the field and have a proven track record of producing results for individuals injured during accidents involving large trucks. [Read more…]