Fighting for Justice in Truck Accident Cases: A Westlake Village Personal Injury Lawyer’s Guide

In Westlake Village, nestled in the heart of Southern California, truck accidents can shatter lives in an instant. When tragedy strikes, seeking justice becomes paramount. As leading personal injury lawyers at Vititoe Law Group, we understand the complexities of these cases. Most significantly, the importance of fighting relentlessly for the rights of the victims. Join us as we look into the intricacies of truck accident cases. And how our team is dedicated to securing justice for those affected. Understanding Truck Accidents and Their Dynamics: Truck Accident Dynamics is essential for comprehending the unique challenges and factors that contribute to the severity of truck accidents. From the [...]

By |2024-03-19T10:17:59-07:00March 19th, 2024|Personal Injury, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Fighting for Justice in Truck Accident Cases: A Westlake Village Personal Injury Lawyer’s Guide

The 9 Most Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences, causing significant injuries to those involved. Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, collisions with other vehicles often lead to severe physical harm. Understanding the most common injuries sustained in truck accidents is essential for promoting safety measures, raising awareness, and providing proper medical care to victims. Keep reading as we discuss the 9 most common injuries in truck accidents, exploring their causes, symptoms, and potential long-term effects. Whiplash Is A Common Injury in a Truck Accident Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in any motor vehicle accident, including those involving trucks. It occurs [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:02:50-08:00February 26th, 2024|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on The 9 Most Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

How Truck Accidents are Different From Car Accidents

  If you have been the unfortunate victim of either a car or truck accident you know that it can be scary and overwhelming.  Different accidents have many different variables that come into play.  Specifically, truck and car accidents. There are some major differences between the two. If you were an unfortunate victim of one of these accidents, it’s good to know how the legal process works. It will play out differently for each. With the help of our knowledge and education you will be prepared to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Common Causes of Truck Accidents Truck accidents caused by truck drivers happen [...]

By |2023-04-08T11:04:35-07:00December 26th, 2022|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on How Truck Accidents are Different From Car Accidents

What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?

Being involved in a truck accident can be a very stressful situation — especially if you don’t know what steps to take immediately following the accident. Commercial trucks in particular can cause significant damage, making it all the more important to know how to react if you are involved in such an incident. Not only do you need to take the proper steps to document the accident and file your insurance claim, but it’s also important to accurately evaluate your injuries to potentially receive compensation for medical care. By following the steps listed below and hiring a professional truck accident lawyer, you can increase your chances [...]

By |2020-11-03T21:11:46-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?

Understanding California Truck Lane Restrictions

Navigating the busy highways of California in a passenger vehicle beside large tractor-trailers can be a jaw clenching, white-knuckle experience. The difference between the size of the vehicles, the variation in speeds of the larger trucks and their unpredictable lane changes can lead to serious accidents which are often fatal to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. Because of these dangers, many states, including California have passed laws that limit the lanes that are available to trucks. California Multi-Axle Vehicle Regulations California has a disproportionate number of large trucks and other commercial vehicles on the road compared to other states. In the interest of safety, California [...]

By |2019-02-21T18:11:26-08:00February 21st, 2019|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Understanding California Truck Lane Restrictions

Safely Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

When a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle are involved in an accident, the outcome for the smaller vehicle is rarely good. In fact, 98% of fatalities occur to occupants of the passenger vehicle as opposed to occupants of the truck. Studies have shown that the driver of the passenger vehicle is at fault 75% of the time. Only 16% of semi-truck accidents can be attributed to the truck driver.  Why do these truck and car accidents happen and what can be done to prevent them? In California the number of trucks on the road compared to passenger vehicles is disproportionate in comparison to other states, due [...]

By |2019-02-11T18:22:27-08:00February 11th, 2019|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Safely Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

Truckers: Ten Steps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving claims an average of nine lives each day and accounts for over 1000 injuries, reports the National Highway Safety Administration. The cost to organizations, related to accident injuries and deaths, is hefty. A single vehicle crash can cost employers about $16.000 according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). That amount soars to over $74,000 if the accident results in injuries. In the case of a fatal crash the cost can be $500,000 or greater. As mobile technology continues to develop, driver distractions increase accordingly. The importance of implementing an exemplary driver distraction program in work truck fleets of all sizes becomes paramount [...]

By |2021-05-03T03:33:16-07:00December 13th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Truckers: Ten Steps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Are More Deaths from Large Truck Crashes Caused by Drivers Racing the Clock?

Does a federal rule requiring truckers to take a rest break after eight hours of driving have them racing to make up time, causing an increase in fatal crashes? Some in the industry claim that it does. According to data provided by the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, deaths from large truck crashes in 2017 reached the highest level in 29 years. While deaths in motor vehicle crashes declined by 2 percent from the prior year, large-truck fatalities rose 9 percent to 4,761, an increase of 392 fatalities above the prior year. Truckers accounted for about 1300 of those deaths with the remaining 72 percent being occupants [...]

By |2018-11-10T00:16:39-08:00November 10th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Are More Deaths from Large Truck Crashes Caused by Drivers Racing the Clock?

Knowing and Obeying California Truck Lane Restrictions

If you ever drove outside the state of California and found yourself sandwiched between two big rigs on a highway, you know how terrifying it can be. Should you speed up or slow down? Is one of them going enter your lane, unaware of your presence, causing a serious crash? In California, the truck to your left would be guilty an “out of lane’” violation. You have probably noticed that some CHP officers drive pickups with enclosed beds and wear blue utility uniforms in lieu of the more familiar tan police uniform. These officers are usually part of the CHP’s Commercial Mobile Road Enforcement Unit. The [...]

By |2018-10-29T19:18:27-07:00October 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Knowing and Obeying California Truck Lane Restrictions

How Safety Regulations Can Affect Your California Truck Accident Case

If you or a loved one suffers injuries as the result of a California truck accident, it will soon become evident that that these legal cases are considerably more complex than your typical motor vehicle accident.  A perplexing entanglement of federal, state and local regulations, that can cause burdensome litigation, governs the operation and maintenance of commercial trucks. The regulations at the federal level are created and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s) which apply to interstate commercial vehicles that are 10,000 pounds or greater, carry hazardous materials or transport over eight [...]

By |2021-05-31T01:24:26-07:00August 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on How Safety Regulations Can Affect Your California Truck Accident Case

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