Were you run over? Or did someone you love have their life snatched away before its time? Was it due to a dangerous tractor-trailer jack-knifing? You are not alone, even though you may feel abandoned.
A huge land vehicle with a jackknifed tractor trailer is far more dangerous than most threats. It can easily destroy people and small cars.
Ehline Law assists injury victims in the recovery of money damages for just these types of cases. We are regular people. Our lead attorney has lived the blue collar, as well as white collar life. Our firm is run by a former U.S. Marine and former small business owner.
We have the spirit and discipline to guide your case. And we are here to be a shoulder for you to cry on. You can lean on us as we strike back at the evil trucking company. After all, they put profits over people. Now we can strike back.
Our attorneys have already recovered millions of dollars. And we did it for people just like you. But we want to be your advocate as well!
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Components of Commercial Truck.
Trailers are usually used on 18 wheeler commercial truck trailers. Their purpose is to haul and ship things in California. (So called due to the “trailer” giving a total of “18 wheels”). These are long and sometimes high, or sometimes just feet off the ground. (“lowboy”).
Mostly they are commercial vehicle tractor trailers. And they are one of the main causes of wrecks. Many of these crashes involve pedestrians and passenger vehicles.
A huge land vehicle with a jackknifed tractor trailer is far more dangerous than most threats. It can quickly destroy people and small cars. And it can barrel through structures like homes. On the roads, it can cause far more devastation than a small passenger car accident.
Often there are many more potential defendants liable for the accident than the tractor driver. So it could be their boss for example.
In fact and law, you may be able to sue the owner. And you could probably sue the makers of any defective parts. This could be for something like a defective, blown tire or bad brakes.
Also, you may even be able to sue the buyer, purchaser, or seller. In fact, defendants may be anyone distributing the load. Consider that it could have been negligently loaded.
If so, that could cause load shifting. And that may make the trailer jackknife. If it does so at high speed on the freeway, people will die.
When truck collisions occur, trucking companies might send their claims reps to the accident scene. There they try and trick accident victims into giving an incorrect statement. And they do so to try and discredit the injury victims.
And if you are a victim of a tractor-trailer accident, you should promptly speak to a tractor trailer accident attorney. But it should be a person highly trained. And this lawyer should be proficient as an expert at jackknife claims.
Ehline Law Firm litigates major tractor-trailer trucking injury cases in California. We have paralegals, legal secretaries and of counsel lawyers who understand commercial and delivery type trailer regulations and how to evaluate your case.
As advanced legal specialists, we go to work for you. And we do so for our other clients out of the gate as well. We are real people helping the underdog. So we reach out to the commuter and bystander harmed by a rig and its tow.
We are consumer attorneys. And we are striving to better our communities. As always, we want to make roads safer and freeways free-er.
Primary causes of accidents with tractor-trailers are:
- Truck Driver Fatigue – Driver fatigue and tiredness is a major cause of tractor trailer jackknife. This could be from illegal drugs or lack of sleep.
- Aggressive truck operators.
- Impossible delivery schedules.
- Inadequate safety inspections.
- Following too closely.
- Consecutive work-shifts.
- Driver tiredness and exhaustion.
- Use of a cellular phone while driving.
- Lack of proper mirrors and cameras.
- Exceeding maximum speed for safe conditions.
For example, an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer moving at 80 miles per hour has about twice as much kinetic energy as one at 60 mph. As another factor to consider, passenger motor vehicles were not designed under Federal laws to withstand an impact with a 100,000-pound behemoth like a wide-load tractor-trailer.
Tractor trailers often are equipped with high bumpers. And these can decapitate a driver or occupant of a passenger vehicle.
But these are just a few of the deadly factors in a tractor trailer crash on any city roadway. We hope you enjoyed these free materials. And we hope that you will contact Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. Thank you for locating EhlineLaw.com!
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