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Ventura Truck Accident Attorney

Being involved in a truck accident is one of the most harrowing experiences one can have in life. Commercial trucks, including big rigs and tractor-trailers, rule the road with their sheer mass and size. Passenger autos have little chance of going up against these behemoths, which is why thousands of people are injured and hundreds die each year from injuries sustained during car-versus-truck wrecks.

Our truck accident attorneys know just how frustrating and unnerving it can be to receive life-changing injuries in a big truck accident. Injuries can alter the course of your life, leaving you with deficits and disabilities to deal with for years to come. The Law Offices of John B. Richards and our Ventura truck accident lawyers have represented many clients just like you who feel like they are at the mercy of the big insurance companies tasked with negotiating terms for their settlements. Our team is accustomed to going head-to-head with defendants’ attorneys to get our clients fair and just compensation for their injuries.

Get in touch with our truck accident lawyers now for a free evaluation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736.

Reasons Behind Big Truck Wrecks

Although each truck accident is unique, operators of big rigs, semi-trailers, and tractor-trailers are often the cause of truck accidents. There are some common reasons that drivers/operators of large, commercial tracks wreck. Among them:

  • Speeding: The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that for every 1 percent increase in a driver’s speed, there is a 3 percent uptick in injury crashes and a 4 percent rise in fatal accidents.
  • Intoxicated driving: Getting behind the wheel drunk or high can result in horrific accidents and fatalities. In fact, according to the WHO, when people drive while using amphetamines, they are five times more apt to be involved in a crash.
  • Distracted driving: Mobile phone use—for both texting and talking—can be a dangerous and even deadly activity while driving. Other distractions can also lead to accidents, such as using a GPS or dialing on the radio.
  • Fatigued driving: When a driver goes without the proper rest required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), then accidents can result. Fatigued drivers have reduced reaction times, poorer judgment, and may even fall asleep at the wheel.
  • Poorly maintained equipment and vehicles: Trucks that are not maintained as they should be can become dangerous. For instance, brakes on a big truck must be maintained and working to provide the stopping power required in all situations.
  • Poor road conditions: Roads that are ill-maintained can be a hazard to all drivers. This includes large potholes or loose gravel or debris in the roadway.

Let Our Attorneys Help

If you are thinking about filing a claim against the at-fault party in your truck accident case, the Law Offices of John B. Richards want to help. We will work diligently to help you gather the evidence necessary to prove fault and liability against the defendant in your case. We will deal with the insurance companies directly on your behalf, and we will obtain the medical evidence required to show the extent of your injuries. Our Ventura truck accident attorneys are excellent negotiators, but if negotiations are unfruitful, they are ready and able to show off their polished litigation skills in the civil courts.

Reach out to the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help with your claim. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736.

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