There are far too many instances in which innocent drivers and their passengers suffer devastating harm from truck accidents. You may know these trucks as semi-trucks or 18-wheelers. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, our dedicated and experienced team is standing by to help when you need a Santa Barbara truck accident attorney. We have extensive experience handling complex injury claims and we understand what it takes to fully investigate these incidents to determine liability. If you sustain serious physical harm and emotional distress from a trucking accident, you should not be left with the heavy burden of medical and recovery expenses. At the Law Office of John B. Richards, we are here to help you lift that burden with the compensation you deserve. If the negligent or careless actions of a truck driver or trucking company caused your injuries, let us help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, large commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo. Additionally, these vehicles are also much longer and wider than most traditional passenger cars on the roadway, which can have significant implications when it comes to possible collisions.
Unfortunately, collisions involving large commercial trucks and traditional vehicles often result in severe injuries for those inside the smaller vehicle. As a Santa Barbara truck accident attorney specialist, the Law Offices of John B. Richards help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
When someone survives a traumatic crash or other events, the immense emotional and psychological trauma can have a debilitating effect. This can lead to long-term feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Every commercial truck accident is unique, the liability can fall onto a driver or the truck company depending on the circumstances. In general, we find the legal theory of vicarious liability may hold the trucking company responsible for the resulting harm its negligent truck driver caused. Additionally, the trucking company may be liable for failing to adequately inspect or maintain their trucks. A wide array of vehicle failure problems can result in the truck company’s liability.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, turn to the team at the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help today. Our attorneys have a track record of success securing significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. We have the resources necessary to investigate these claims and help our clients secure the compensation they need, including: