What To Do After A California Trucking Accident

Accidents involving trucks, 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers often cause serious and debilitating injuries, even deaths. If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident, the Law Offices of Fred D. Crawford, IV, in Redondo Beach can assist you.

Seek Medical Assistance Then Contact A Lawyer

Because of the complexities involved in a truck accident case, promptly seeking an aggressive and experienced attorney can make the difference between a successful outcome and a frustrating experience. Trucking companies often send their own investigators quickly to the scene, pretending to help you when often their objective is to pay you less.

An Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer Is On Your Side

Fred Crawford has over 27 years litigation experience and will aggressively handle the trucking accident you or a friend has been involved in. Whether it's preserving the lengthy paper or electronic records on board the truck after a crash or finding the appropriate medical or legal expert to assist with your claim, our office has the resources necessary to help you with these claims.

Causes Of California Truck Accidents

These horrific accidents often result from drivers having to share the road with the large amount of truck traffic on California's highways. Truck drivers spend countless hours on the road and often reach a point of exhaustion which is simply unsafe and against the law. Some drivers even falsify their driver logs to avoid being in violation of industry rules and regulations.

Common causes of trucking accidents can include:

  • Driver inexperience
  • Overloaded trucks/dangerous cargo
  • Poor safety systems, lights and reflectors
  • Driving excessive hours without the required rest resulting in a fatigued driver
  • Distracted driver due to cell phone use or texting
  • Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Untrained or under-trained drivers
  • Poorly maintained trucks/failed equipment
  • Unsafe speed for the road or weather conditions

You have too much to lose. Seek help and receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our office now for a free consultation by calling 310-421-4732, or you may connect with us online. We have the experience and litigation skills necessary to fight the trucking company's insurer to win the compensation you deserve.