Truck Accidents Are Traumatic, But We Can Help
The enormous size of commercial trucks can make them catastrophically dangerous in accidents with smaller passenger cars. If you have experienced one of these accidents, you understand firsthand the devastation that they can wreak. At Rencher Law Group, P.C., our lawyers understand it because they have helped thousands of truck accident survivors in San Diego and San Francisco.
Our lead attorney, D.L. Rencher, is a former military EMT and trauma scribe. With his deep understanding of the nature of traumatic accidents, he can help you articulate your damages to recover maximum compensation. No matter how severe your truck accident was, Mr. Rencher and our team of attorneys are prepared to advocate for you.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Multiple factors can contribute to a crash involving a semi truck, tractor-trailer or another type of commercial vehicle. Some of the most common causes include:
- Driver drowsiness
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Pressure from trucking companies to meet deadlines
- Improper driver training
- Inadequate maintenance
- Loose cargo
Determining the cause or causes of a crash is not easy, particularly when the trucking company and its attorneys may try to obfuscate it. Our lawyers have extensive experience digging into the root causes of commercial truck accidents, even when several complex hidden factors are in play.
Semis are perhaps the most common type of trucks involved in crashes, but they are not the only type of commercial truck that can cause serious injuries or deaths in a crash. Other types of truck accidents may involve garbage trucks, delivery vans, fire trucks, dump trucks and cement mixers, logging trucks, tanker trucks and more.
Common Truck Accident Scenarios
As experienced attorneys, we have seen a wide variety of truck accident scenarios. Some of the most common include:
- Jackknife accidents where the trailer begins to skid sideways as the truck moves forward, blocking multiple lanes and hitting multiple vehicles
- Underride accidents where parts of smaller vehicles become stuck underneath the trailer of a large semi
- Rollover crashes when the truck tips onto its side while making a turn, often because of excessive speed and/or unbalanced weight loads
- Rear-end collisions when a truck driver slams into the back of a smaller vehicle, often due to the truck driver’s failure to notice and respond to slowing traffic
- T-bone crashes when the truck driver crashes into the side of a perpendicular vehicle, perhaps because the truck driver ran a red light or failed to stop at a stop sign
- Crashes caused by tire blowouts where the truck driver loses control of the vehicle after a tire fails and the truck crashes into nearby vehicles
This list is far from complete. No matter how you were injured, we are ready to investigate and to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Experienced In Uncovering Evidence
It is of utmost importance to hire a legal team that has handled complex motor vehicle accident lawsuits before. We understand the regulations and procedures in California that trucking companies are supposed to follow; we know how to determine whether they ignored these rules. We have investigated and litigated hundreds of truck accident cases, and there is no detail we will not look into if it means strengthening your case.