Have you been injured in a trucking accident in Ventura County?
The Law Office of Stuart Sherman specializes in commercial vehicle injury law for Ventura County, CA.
We proudly serve trucking accident victims in the following cities located throughout Ventura & Los Angeles Counties.
- Westlake Village, CA
- Thousand Oaks, CA
- Agoura Hills, CA
- Sherman Oaks, CA
- Calabasas, CA
- Simi Valley, CA
- Moorpark, CA
- Camarillo, CA
- Oxnard, CA
- Ventura, CA
Due to the shear size and power of an 18-wheel truck, individuals who are involved in trucking accidents often face grave injuries, and even death. Most 18-wheel trucks weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, compared to the 10,000 pounds a passenger vehicle weighs. In many cases, standard-size vehicles are often crushed like aluminum cans when they collide with these oversized trucks. When a standard-size car, truck, motorcycle, or SUV collides with a massive semi truck, drivers and passengers have little chance of coming out of the accident without sustaining some type of serious injury.
The dynamics of a semi truck also make it highly dangerous. These large trucks do not have a rear or side bumpers, and the trucks’ high bumper rests at the same height as the head of most adult passengers. When standard-size cars, SUVs, or pick-up trucks collide with a semi truck, passengers are at a greater risk for decapitation, neck injuries, or a crushed skull.
There are a number of factors that can increase the chance of a truck accident, such as:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Aggressive or reckless drivers
- Driver fatigue/falling asleep at the wheel
- Icy or unsafe conditions
- Failure to follow traffic laws
- Negligent behavior
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Unrealistic works shifts/schedules
- Failure to properly inspect equipment (i.e. tires, lights, brakes, blind spot mirrors, etc.)
- Improper loading of cargo
When an individual is involved in a trucking accident, his or her injuries are usually much more severe than those sustained in an accident involving standard-size vehicles. Victims of trucking accidents often face paralysis, burns injuries, nerve damage, broken or fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, motor impairment, head trauma, internal bleeding, back and neck injuries, emotionally trauma, and death.
Contact our Ventura County Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a truck accident in Ventura County or beyond, the experienced trucking accident attorneys at the Law Office of Stuart Sherman can help protect your rights and fight for the legal justice you deserve. Our truck accident attorneys in Ventura County are extremely well-versed in personal injury law, and are dedicated to ensuring each client obtains successful results in court. Furthermore, we strive to provide every client with personalized attention, compassionate legal care, and viable options. At the Law Office of Stuart Sherman, we work relentlessly on behalf of all of our clients, and strive to provide everyone we represent with a rewarding experience.
Law Office of Stuart Sherman is dedicated to providing quality legal representation to trucking accident injury victims in Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, and the greater Los Angeles Area. If you are in need of experienced attorneys who are passionate about helping the people they represent, contact the Law Office of Stuart Sherman today for your free consultation at (818) 706-3790.