Trucking or big rig accidents
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2017 4,761 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks, of which 3,289 involved tractor-trailers or combination trucks, meaning 69% of accident resulted in fatalities involved tractor-trailers.
Big rig accidents are often caused by inattention, driver error, inexperience, fatigue, alcohol, or drugs. Negligent maintenance and repairs must be also evaluated by the appropriate experts.
Most modern big rigs are now equipped with video cams which will most likely not be produced until after a lawsuit has been filed. It is critical to retain the appropriate experts to inspect the tractor-trailer as soon as possible following an accident involving big rigs.
The Law Office of Danny Soong has unparalleled experience in handling big rig accidents.
On May 26, 2020, a tragic automobile versus trucking or big rig accident occurred in Eastvale, California. The truck driver was distracted and ran a red light and the operator of the motor vehicle went underneath the trailer and was nearly decapitated. On or about June 19, 2020, the operator of the motor vehicle passed away from the injuries sustained in the accident. Following his death, the family immediately retained the Law Office of Danny Soong. The Law Office of Danny Soong, the insurance companies tendered their collective insurance policies including the underlying commercial policy of $1,000,000 and excess or umbrella insurance policies of $2,000,000 for a grand total of $5,000,000.
Please contact the Law Office of Danny Soong or 1toplawyer.com, if you or any of your loved ones have been involved in a trucking or big rig accident.