When driving down the highway in your car you are surrounded by various vehicles ranging in all sizes and weights. The biggest are semi-trucks. These trucks are usually pulling trailers full of goods. Big semi-trucks are driven by professionals who have been trained to drive these kinds of vehicles. However, drivers are still human. They get distracted while driving just like all of us. Even though they are trained drivers, they can still get into accidents. The difference between a truck accident and a car accident is that with a truck you are more than likely to get a more severe injury. Our truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg are here to make sure that victims get fair compensation for their injuries.
In nearby Pasadena, a truck driver made a right turn a little too fast. Because the driver was driving too fast, the trailer shifted onto two wheels and fell on top of a car that was parked by the curb. The woman in the small Toyota Prius was in complete shock as the roof of her car was caving. She panicked. She didn’t know what to do. Had it not been for her daughter begging her and leading her out of the car, the woman is fearful that she would have died from the roof continuing to crash. Thankfully the woman was able to exit her car, but this fate is not given to everyone.
According to 2016 statistics, 37,461 people died on the roadway. Around 4,564 of those deaths were caused by large trucks. This was a 5% increase from 2015. California is one of the top ten states for the most fatal large truck accidents. In fact, the top ten accounts for around 51% of all fatal accidents. Most large truck accidents happen in rural areas, but nearly 20% of crashes are caused by large trucks speeding. The driver of the truck that toppled onto the Toyota Prius was not driving slow enough for the trailer. The speed was a factor that day. As stated before, truck drivers are just like any other driver. Sometimes they pick up speed if they are running a little late just like everyone else.
What To Do
Thankfully, the woman from the crushed vehicle was not injured. The driver of the truck was just as shocked as she was. However, there are many more accidents where the fate of the victim is not as positive. If you or someone you love is injured in a large truck accident it is important to seek legal assistance. If there is an injury then you are going to need time off of work for recovery. All the while, bills are piling up because when you stop working so does the paycheck. Our personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg will make sure that you are compensated for all of your discomforts. Call 310-997-0904 or click here to share your story with our professional staff at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg.