Riverside Truck Accident Attorney
In my experience as a Riverside truck accident attorney, I have seen a steady rise in the number of serious trucking accidents in Riverside County over my 39 years of practice. Are you aware that approximately one out of every eight traffic-related deaths involves a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler? A collision involving one of these extra-large trucks will most certainly result in serious injuries.
An 18-wheeler weighs roughly around 60,000 pounds compared to a passenger vehicle weight of approximately 5,000 pounds. A passenger vehicle has the advantage of being able to make quick and sudden stops, whereas it takes a semi-truck much longer to reach a full stop. As a Riverside truck accident injury attorney, I have handled many trucking accident claims.
Accidents that involve large trucks are usually caused by:
- Driver negligence – fatigue, distractions, speeding, careless or reckless driving
- Substance abuse – drugs to stay awake
- Defect – insufficient lighting, worn brakes, overweight trailer or lack of reflective surfaces
- Company negligence – improper training of the truck driver or maintenance of the commercial truck
There are many kinds of trucking accidents that occur on our roads and freeways. They include:
- Improper lane changes
- Under-ride accidents that involve smaller vehicles
- Sleeping behind the wheel
- Tail gating
If you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, it is important to contact the Law Office of Gary G Goldberg. I am a Riverside truck accident attorney who has handled numerous trucking accident cases and will investigate to determine who and what caused the accident, evaluate your injuries, assess the damages and protect your legal rights for compensation.
When you come in for a consultation, you will speak directly with me, not a paralegal. Get the extra attention you deserve from an attorney who cares and has the experience to resolve your claim quickly.