Truck accidents can involve tremendous property damage, but that is only secondary to the severe injuries and death that they can cause. A California truck accident can leave a victim with catastrophic injuries that could require long-term medical care and rehabilitation. Moreover, the accident injuries can leave a person unable to work and earn a living, and change many other facets of their daily way of life.
In last week's post, this blog discussed alarming statistics, which showed that fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents rose substantially between 2014 and 2015. During the same period, fatal car accidents also increased. The big question is why are more and more people losing their lives on roadways in California, and in many other parts of the country?
Bikers in Orange County are always at a safety disadvantage when it comes to sharing the roadways with larger vehicles like cars and trucks. Although biking can be a great way to get exercise while getting from place to place, a bicycle cannot adequately protect a person if they are involved in an accident. Thus, even an accident that would be minor for people in a passenger vehicle, can cause devastating injuries if a bicycle is involved.
Sometimes, consumer products that seem well-constructed and designed end up causing injuries or even loss of life. When it comes to household furniture, designers and manufacturers have to consider the esthetics and function of a particular piece. But, they also must ensure that the furniture isn't unnecessarily dangerous for anyone who might use it in the home, including small children.
Accidents involving large freight trucks, delivery trucks, or other large commercial vehicles can result in devastating consequences. Even the safest car or SUV cannot adequately protect its occupants from an impact with such a massive vehicle, like a tractor trailer, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Thus, people in these smaller vehicles can suffer debilitating and sometimes fatal injuries in these types of accidents.