Monterey Truck Accident Attorney
Accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger buses or vans are some
of the most devastating traffic incidents. Given the large size and weight
of big-rigs, trucks pulling trailers and double trailers, agricultural
vehicles, buses, and other similar large vehicles and their inability
to stop or maneuver easily, accurately or quickly, catastrophic injuries
are common and can be fatal. Trucks pose a serious threat to anyone who
shares the city and country roads and highways with them on the Central
Coast. You may be entitled to compensation if the truck driver or driver
of any large vehicle, whether agricultural or passenger, is at fault.
Information for Injury Victims
Although the trucking industry is heavily regulated by the federal and state governments,
commonly truck drivers, and their employers, violate these governmental
regulations as well as the local traffic laws and cause injury accidents.
Truck drivers are commonly tired from driving long hours, distracted by
cell phones or radios, inattentive, lost in unknown areas, late for deliveries,
have past histories of traffic violations, or are driving under the influence
of alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, these situations can cause horrendous
multi- or single-vehicle accidents resulting in
catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. As with any other
car accident, those responsible should be held accountable for the damages their negligent
Governmental carriers, including buses or vans, or commercial vans or buses,
which carry passengers are also regulated by special laws in addition
to common traffic laws. This additional layer of laws was enacted to protect
passengers who have paid for safe transportation. The carrier can be a
governmental entity, such as a city or county bus, or a school bus, or
it could be a private carrier that is transporting passengers on a tour
or other travel event. Like trucking accidents, the likelihood of catastrophic
injury and wrongful death is greater when there are accidents with these
large buses or vans.
If you've been injured in a trucking accident, an agricultural vehicle accident, a bus accident or any other large vehicle
accident you need immediate representation. Drivers of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers,
buses, vans or other types of trucks or large vehicles are liable to pay
compensation for any injuries they cause due to violations of special
laws and regulations, common traffic laws, and any other negligent conduct.
Trucking companies and large businesses and their insurance companies
have large and experienced legal teams to defend themselves against any
claims for injuries. Their insurance and legal teams are on the site of
a trucking accident within hours. Getting immediate legal advice helps
you to preserve the evidence of their negligent conduct and ensure the
evidence is preserved to prove the other driver was at fault and entitle
you to the compensation you deserve.
It is vital to the successful outcome of your case to retain a lawyer from
our firm that will work their hardest to achieve a favorable result. Truck
and other large vehicle accidents may consist of car-truck collisions,
pile-ups or multi-vehicle accidents. If you were injured in one of these
situations, or if your accident was the direct result of a truck driver's
negligent conduct, SWARTZ & KENNEDY can help.
Contact our firm today.