Semi-Truck and Freightliner Accidents in California 

When a semi-truck, freightliner, tractor-trailer, or boom utility truck collides with a passenger vehicle in California, disaster follows. It is among the deadliest types of auto accidents in the United States. The reason is simple: the sheer size of the truck (and its potential contents) versus a passenger vehicle. The average truck with a fully loaded trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds while the average passenger vehicle's weight ranges between 4,000 to 5,000 pounds. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident, receiving fair and just compensation may be your only recourse for physical, mental, and emotional recovery.

Accidents involving 18-wheelers or commercial trucks are different from accidents involving only passenger vehicles. There's a lot more involved. The truck driver isn't the only one who may be liable. There are federal regulations to consider alongside state laws. The mechanics involved in the truck, too, are quite different and may be relevant, making truck accident cases more complex.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

No matter how it is caused, a truck crash often leads to severe injuries for the people in the passenger vehicle. Though fatalities often result from semi-truck collisions, some examples of serious injuries that can have life-changing effects on the victim include:  

  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Crushing injuries
  • Severe or life-threatening lacerations
  • Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Limb dismemberment
  • Burn injuries

In some cases, certain injuries can lead to additional compensation. For example, if you are left scarred or unable to work, you deserve more than someone who will fully recover. 

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