Common sense tells us that truck accident injuries are likely to be extremely severe, and many times these crashes involve at least one fatality. The sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler compared to a passenger vehicle are obvious reasons. Federal trucking regulations are in place to protect motorists, and California focuses effort and funding on highway safety to help lessen the risk for everyone.
Despite laws and targeted safety endeavors, truck wrecks will happen. When they do, and a fatality is involved, it becomes a question of potential liability for a wrongful death. Victims and survivors are entitled to seek compensation for their losses. As part of the claim preparation, an in-depth investigation of the accident facts will take place.