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Trucking & Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Trucking accidents are not the same as car wrecks. Simple physics tells us that an accident between a semi-tractor/trailer rig and an automobile will not come out well for the automobile. If the case is prepared correctly, liability will be readily apparent to a jury looking at the numerous violations often found in truck-related accidents.
Because large trucks and commercial vehicles sharing the road with cars and motorcycles pose inherent danger to the motoring public, Federal and State regulations apply to trucks and the trucking industry to improve our safety. Understanding those rules and regulations, and being familiar with experts in the industry is critical to representing an injured party or the survivors of someone who has been killed.
When trucking companies sacrifice safety for increased profits, a jury may be entitled to award punitive damages for such conduct. Punitive damages may be awarded, for example, when truckers are required or encouraged to drive over hours, to falsify log books or to fail to conduct required inspections of critical parts.
Our firm has handled a multitude of trucking accidents, many that resulted in significant verdicts and settlements well above $1 million. The catastrophic nature of injuries from a negligently operated truck often involve disabling and disfiguring injuries, including paraplegia and death. At Ortega Law Firm, we understand no legal case can bring back a person who has been critically injured to full health, but fair compensation can help balance the scales. For more information on verdicts and settlements, please see that section of our website.