Law Office of Leonard Matsuk Articles Sharing the Road with the “Big Guys”

Sharing the Road with the “Big Guys”

By Leonard Matsuk  Feb. 28, 2011 8:56p

Trucks and the trucking industry play a vital role in the transportation of goods in today's society; in fact, we often take them for granted. We don't often think about it, but many of the consumable products that assist us in our daily lives are brought to our towns by trucks. Food, gasoline, office products, water, lumber, metal, furniture, and the list could go on and on. Sharing the road with the "big guys" is necessary but also creates more risk when accidents occur. Due to the size and weight of  trucks, injuries tend to be more serious or deadly and for this reason, taking extra precautions when travelling next to trucks is a wise idea. Sometimes trucking accidents can be directly tied to negligence on the part of the driver or company and personal injury lawsuits result.  

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

  • Maintenance  problems or defective parts on the truck
  • Distracted driving
  • DUI (driving under the influence) including driving while under the influence of alcohol, illegal or prescription drugs.
  • Violations of traffic laws involving speeding, running stop signs, improper turning and so forth
  • Lack of driver training resulting in mistakes

If you or someone you love has been a victim of a truck accident in the Long Beach area, you need to contact a Long Beach accident lawyer to help you get compensation for any injuries. You may be able to get compensation as well for loss of income and more. At the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, we are experienced in personal injury law and can help. Having been in the area for many years, Mr. Matsuk knows the California laws well and can work to alleviate the stress of your having to worry about financial problems after an accident, especially when you need your attention on recovery.

Contact a Long Beach truck accident lawyer in our office to arrange a free consultation and we will review the details of your case.

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