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Truck accidents in Riverside are a terrifying experience. After the chaos of the accident scene, an injury victim must go through a painful recovery period. Then, there is a confusing claims process, with the insurance company working against you every step of the way. You don’t have to go through this challenging time on your own.

Our experienced Riverside truck accident lawyers are skilled in handling truck accident cases. Let us protect your legal rights and deal with the claims process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Out and About in Riverside

In any city, auto accidents are most likely to occur wherever traffic is heaviest. This dense traffic means that drivers should use extra caution when driving in busy parts of town. Here in Riverside, that is especially important along the Riverside Freeway (the 91). But it is also essential to be careful along our busy surface streets that serve as thoroughfares through town.

These roadways include University Avenue, Central Avenue, and Arlington Avenue. Drivers should also be careful on the major cross streets
that give access to the 91. These streets include Madison Street, Jefferson Street, Adams Street, Monroe Street, Jackson Street, Van Buren
Boulevard, and the other major “presidential” streets that provide access to busy areas of town.

Trucking Accident

$3,120,000.00

Paz v. Airfax Logistics (settled on 5/26/2020) – settlement in a case involving a client who was involved in a trucking accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury and other trauma.
–  TINA ESHGHIEH

Why Riverside Truck Accidents Are So Dangerous

Truck accidents tend to cause more severe injuries than other types of motor vehicle accidents. There are many reasons why these accidents are more likely to cause fatal injuries than different types of collisions:

Size

Large vehicles generate more force in a collision than smaller vehicles. Anyone who is struck by a truck will be at a disadvantage in that collision. Whether you are a driver or passenger in a smaller vehicle, a rider on a motorcycle or bicycle, or a pedestrian, you will be attacked by the full force of the collision generated by the large, heavy truck. There is also more force generated by a heavy vehicle.

This fact means that loaded trucks also generate more energy in a collision. The more force that is caused by a collision, the more severe injuries are likely to be. This fact is why truck accident injuries are far more fatal than injuries sustained in crashes with smaller, lighter vehicles

Speed

Speed also affects the amount of force that is generated in a collision. Research has consistently found that accidents in which high speed was a factor are far more likely to be fatal than other types of accidents. When the speeding vehicle is also a large, heavy truck, this creates even more risk to victims who are struck by that truck. Speed is a known risk factor that is especially dangerous in truck accidents.

Because of this, truck drivers are held to an even higher standard of care with regards to speed. Even a small amount of speed can be considered negligence if the driver has a heavy load behind him. Truck drivers must also manage their speed in dangerous situations. Steep downhill areas, wet roads, and other conditions can make it unsafe to travel even at the posted speed limit.

Truck drivers who fail to adjust to these conditions with reduced speed can be found negligent.

Hours of Service

Drowsy driving is dangerous, regardless of the size of the vehicle you are driving. But as with other risks, it is even more dangerous for truck drivers who operate large, heavy vehicles. Drowsy driving has also been a more common problem for truck drivers over the years. Many truck drivers are paid by the mile – not by the hour, and this gives them the incentive to cram in as many hours on the road as possible.

To combat this problem, the Department of Transportation has set rules for all drivers who operate a commercial vehicle across state lines. These drivers can only work so many hours before taking a break. Drivers must also take long enough breaks between days on the road. These “hours of service” rules are designed to prevent drowsy driving.

In previous years, miles and hours were tracked on paper logs by the drivers themselves. Recording the logs in the fashion meant that logs could be easily altered to allow for extra hours. Luckily, the Department of Transportation now requires commercial trucks to carry electronic logging devices. These devices automatically track data about miles, hours, and location.

The information is then stored securely on a remote server. This system is far more secure than the old “paper log” system. It helps hold truck drivers accountable for following hours of service rules and preventing truck accidents caused by drowsy driving.

Speak with a Riverside truck accident lawyer at our top-notch law firm immediately after a crash. We can help you through the process from beginning to end.

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Common Truck Accident Injuries

There are many types of injuries you can suffer in a truck accident. The type and severity of your injuries will affect the amount of your pain and suffering, which in turn will affect the value of your case. It is vital to work with a truck accident lawyer who understands your particular injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries our truck accident lawyers see in our injury law practice:

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury is caused when external forces injure the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control, auto accidents are the second leading cause of TBI hospitalizations in the United States. The CDC also reports that ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to TBI increased by 53 percent between 2006 and 2014. These statistics show just how dangerous – and how prevalent – TBIs pertaining to auto accidents have become.

TBIs can vary significantly in severity. A mild TBI might show up as a concussion that resolves on its own after a few days of discomfort. A more severe case might cause lasting symptoms that can only be resolved with occupational therapy, speech therapy, or other lengthy treatments. Severe cases of TBI might result in permanent deficits in your speech, motor skills, or cognition.

These patients are often unable to return to any job they may have had. They might require in-home care for the rest of their lives. And of course, the most serious cases of TBI result in death. Our truck accident lawyers are skilled in handling all types of TBI injury cases.

Internal Injuries

Your injuries might not be immediately apparent to you on the accident scene. Many internal injuries can only be diagnosed by a qualified medical professional. You might have internal bleeding. If this is left untreated, it can become a life-threatening condition, but you might not know you are bleeding unless a doctor monitors your blood pressure.

Your internal organs can also be damaged. The heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and other organs perform vital functions. But it can take even longer to realize something is wrong with these critical organs. It can take hours to realize that your blood sugar has been affected by damage to your pancreas or that your kidneys are not filtering your blood correctly.

It is so important to see a doctor as soon as possible after being involved in an accident. A doctor will monitor your vital signs and order necessary tests to check for internal injuries that you might not be aware of. Seeing a doctor allows you to get treatment as soon as possible and prevent your injuries from worsening.

Broken Bones

Broken bones can also range in severity. The truck driver’s insurance company will likely try to tell you that broken bones aren’t “worth” very much because they are a simple injury. But broken bones can have many painful complications. The broken shards of bones can injure blood vessels or nerves within your body.

The bone might have to be painfully broken yet again to set it properly. You might need orthopedic surgery to have the bone set with pins, screws, or plates. Or you might have an underlying medical condition – such as osteoporosis – that prevents your bone from healing correctly at all. In all of these cases, a broken bone can be a severe condition that leads to enormous pain and suffering.

You need a Riverside personal injury lawyer who knows how to prove all these losses to the insurance company.

Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries

Many auto accident victims suffer “soft tissue” injuries. If your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other soft tissues are injured, you can be in severe pain for a long time. You may continue to experience discomfort and soreness for years after the accident. Unfortunately, much of this pain and suffering is invisible.

That means that the insurance company has yet another opportunity to downplay your injuries and attempt to make a lowball settlement offer. You don’t have to accept this. You can hire an experienced truck accident attorney who knows how to prove the many losses resulting from soft tissue injuries. Pain, soreness, discomfort, decreased range of motion, and other symptoms can continue for years after an accident occurs.

You are entitled to compensation for this invisible suffering. One of the most common soft tissue injuries that truck accident victims suffer from is whiplash. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a neck injury caused by rapid back-and-forth motion to the neck (like the cracking of a whip). Common symptoms include neck stiffness and soreness, numbness or tingling, tenderness, pain, fatigue, and dizziness.

Some mild cases resolve on their own in a few days. But more severe cases of whiplash can leave long-lasting symptoms. Don’t let the insurance company tell you that you aren’t entitled to much compensation because you have “only” suffered from whiplash.

Wrongful Death Claims in Truck Accident Cases

Tragically, not all truck accident victims can survive their injuries. Surviving family members have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of a close relative killed in a truck accident. Doing so is an important step toward holding the negligent truck driver accountable and making the roads of California safer for other drivers in the future. It can also give grieving loved ones a small measure of closure during a challenging time.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim

The California Code of Civil Procedure sets forth rules for who may bring a wrongful death claim. Eligible individuals include a surviving spouse, domestic partner, or child of the victim. (If a child died before the victim, that child’s children could file a wrongful death claim for the death of their grandparent.) The law also allows certain other close relatives – such as stepchildren and parents – to bring a wrongful death claim, but only if they were dependent on the victim for financial support.

These exceptions are more challenging to prove, so be sure to consult with a wrongful death attorney if you think you might qualify.

The Damages You Are Owed For a Loved One’s Death

Though you cannot be compensated for your loved one’s pain and suffering, you are entitled to compensation for the tangible losses caused by their death. This compensation includes any medical bills that were incurred before he or she passed away. It also includes all wages that the victim would have earned between the time of the wrongful death and the expected age of retirement.

Finally, spouses and registered domestic partners can also claim “loss of consortium.” This compensation is for the intangible suffering one endures from the loss of a partner. Loss of love, comfort, affection, and sexual relations are all encompassed in a loss of consortium claim.

Experienced, Aggressive Riverside Injury Lawyers For Truck Accident Cases

You don’t have to waste time searching all over the internet for “truck accident lawyers near me.” The skilled truck accident lawyers at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi have decades of experience. In addition to Riverside, we serve clients in San Francisco, Riverside, San Jose, San Diego, Sacramento, Sherman Oaks, and throughout California. We have collected over 400 million dollars for clients across the state.

We fight hard for accident victims in settlement negotiations and at trial. Call (888) 488-1391 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don’t delay – the Riverside truck accident lawyers at our trusted law firm are ready to protect your legal rights.

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