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San Bernardino Truck Accident Lawyers

San Bernardino Truck Accident Attorney- Andrew L. Ellis Andy Ellis is one of the most successful truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles California. Meet Mr. Ellis and find out how he helps his clients who are injured in truck accidents.

With the heavy traffic on Interstate 10, it should come as no surprise that commercial truck accidents are commonplace in and around San Bernardino. If you have suffered an injury from a collision with a large truck, you might benefit from the legal counsel of experienced San Bernardino truck accident lawyers.  

Common causes of a truck accident 

When personal injury lawyers investigate a truck accident, their first task is to determine the cause of the collision. Not every accident will result in a viable personal injury claim, and it is up to your legal counsel to review your case and ensure your claim is strong enough to proceed.  

Ultimately, the strength of a claim depends on whether the negligence of another person caused the truck accident. Some common causes of truck accidents include: 

  • Truck driver fatigue due to violations of federal hours of operation regulations 
  • Speeding or reckless driving 
  • Truck drivers distracted by texting or digital media 
  • Improperly maintained trucks 
  • Poor operator training 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 

No matter the cause, an experienced truck accident lawyer will work diligently to help you recover the compensation you deserve from the responsible party.  

Responsible parties in a truck accident 

There are a number of parties that might ultimately be responsible for your truck accident injuries. In some cases, your attorney will identify multiple people or companies that hold some level of responsibility for your accident. In those cases, you have the right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation from every responsible party.  

In many cases, a truck accident is solely the responsibility of a negligent truck driver. From driver fatigue to intoxication, the potential causes of an operator’s negligent driving vary from one case to another. However, when a truck driver violates the California Rules of the Road, they may be held liable for any accidents that follow.  

Most of the time, truck drivers are employed by large corporations. Some vehicles are owned by large trucking companies, while others are a part of a major retailer’s fleet of 18-wheelers. If a truck driver is negligent while on the job, you may have a claim not only against the operator but against their employer as well.  

There are other circumstances where an employer may be held liable for a truck accident. Large commercial trucks receive a lot of wear and tear on the road; the failure to properly maintain them between trips can lead to a dangerous equipment malfunction. Likewise, if a worker overloads a truck in such a way that it increases the risk of the truck rolling over, the employer might face liability from any injuries that stem from the crash. 

Finally, in some cases, it is possible to pursue compensation from the city, county, or state entity responsible for maintaining the highway. When highways are not maintained properly, loose gravel and potholes are dangerous. When safety guardrails are damaged in prior accidents and not repaired, they can lead to more severe injuries during truck collisions in the same spot. There are also potential design issues that can affect the safety of driving on a specific highway. If turns are too tight or the grade of a road is too steep, the municipality in charge of the road may be liable.  

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney, look no further than the experienced litigators with Ellis Injury Law. Call today for your FREE initial consultation.