Big Rig Accidents – Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond CA
An accident with a Big Rig or other commercial vehicle can be completely devastating. If you are lucky enough to survive such a crash, the first thing you must is seek medical attention, second thing you must do is seek the help of a personal injury attorney to protect you rights and begin the process of recovering a settlement for any damages or injuries you may have suffered.
Filing a personal injury case against a commercial trailer or big rig has some very important aspects that must be considered. Big Rig drivers have a set of federal and state regulations they must follow and are required to carry insurance with higher limits than normal vehicle drivers. In addition, financial responsibility may be shared with the Big Rig driver, their insurance company and the company that owns the Big Rig as often times, the driver is leasing that vehicle from a larger company.
This is why if you are injured in a Big Rig collision and the Big Rig driver is at fault, you stand a better chance of reaching a settlement that covers your injuries and damages, than if you were involved in an accident with a car or standard vehicle.
There are many rules that the Big Rig companies and drivers must strictly adhere to that if found negligent of these rules, could swing a injury case in your favor.
1. Big Rig Drivers, owners and manufacturers must follow the state laws and rules for operation of a Big Rig
2. They must be in compliance with how much weight a rig can haul
3. The must adhere to how long a driver can go without rest
4. The Big Rig must have an up to date repair and quality control schedule
5. They must be sure there are no manufacturing defects with the Big Rig that could contribute to a malfunction and an accident.
A fully loaded rig can weigh as much as 100,000 lbs. This is why physical injuries from big rig accidents are often more serious that accidents involving standard vehicles. IF you have been in such an accident, contact a personal injury attorney right away.
Eric Wagner is an experienced personal injury attorney and helps people just like you to recover the money you need to pay the expenses relating to your crash. From our offices in Richmond California, we proudly serve clients in Contra Costa, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the surrounding cities. If you are involved in a big rig accident or an auto accident, the law allows us to help you receive compensation for a multitude of losses due to negligence. Please contact a us today at (855) 529-4465, for a free initial consultation.