The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with state agencies, is responsible for handling the regulations that commercial trucks must follow in California. The regulations that drivers and truck companies must follow may seem stringent, but they are for a good reason. Large tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and if anything goes wrong while one is barreling down a California highway, it could cause a major accident with serious injuries. Likewise, even smaller delivery trucks can pose serious dangers, and thus are subject to regulations.
Even with federal and state regulations in place, however, truck accidents still do occur. Whether an accident is due to truck driver fatigue, an overloaded truck that goes out of control or a maintenance problem with the truck, a truck accident can have a devastating impact on the people in other vehicles who are involved in the accident.
When truck accidents happen, it is important for injured victims to understand their legal options. In addition, victims and their families will likely want to seek legal representation from lawyers who are experienced with truck accidents. One of the reasons for this is that the truck company will likely do all that it can to avoid paying any damages, or to at least minimize them as much as possible. Accordingly, they often hire a team of seasoned personal injury defense attorneys.
Our Orange County based law firm is a family-run operation, and we treat every client with the respect that they deserve. At Easton & Easton, we have built our firm by fighting for our clients and diligently pursuing their cases. This is true whether the case involves a multi-party fatal commercial truck accident or a less complex car or bike accident.
The website for our firm includes a number of different pages with information about us and how we devote our resources to helping truck accident victims, as well as other types of clients, pursue damages in personal injury cases. Our website also includes helpful information for people who want a little more legal background before speaking with an attorney. We understand the difficulties in dealing with something like an injury or fatality from a truck accident, and we are committed to helping people get through these situations.