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Truck Accident Attorneys in Santa Barbara

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, there were 317,000 truck-related accidents in the United States, resulting in 104,000 injuries and 3,921 deaths. At Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara, our team of truck accident attorneys is committed to fighting on behalf of injured victims and their families. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience and a history of success on our side, you can rely on our team to provide the exceptional legal services you need during this troubling time.

Reach out to Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara today at (805) 628-4967 to schedule a free case review with one of our experienced attorneys.

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents, like most other accidents on the road, are often caused by negligent drivers. However, unlike most other motor vehicle accidents, more than one party is typically at fault in a truck accident, such as the driver’s employer or the company that loaded the truck.

These parties are commonly held liable for truck accidents:

  • The truck driver: The truck driver is often one of many parties often found liable in such cases. It is not uncommon for drivers to push themselves to drive long hours without breaks, despite regulations designed to prevent this dangerous habit. To reach their destination within a certain timeframe, drivers also frequently speed, which is another common cause of truck accidents.
  • The owner of the truck: In some cases, the trucking company does not own the truck they provide for their drivers. Therefore, the owner of the truck would be responsible for maintaining it and ensuring it is safe to operate.
  • The truck driver’s employer: The trucking company that hired the driver can also be held liable for the accident if they cut corners on safety, such as setting impractical goals that encourage employees to disregard Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
  • The truck loader or manufacturer: If the accident was caused by the cargo or the truck itself, the loader or the manufacturer can potentially be held liable. For example, if a faulty part in the truck led to the accident, the manufacturer could be responsible for paying damages.

Given the number of parties who can potentially be held liable in a truck accident case, it is imperative to hire an experienced truck accident to represent you, so you have the best possible chance of maximizing compensation for your injuries.

Speak to a Knowledgeable Truck Accident Attorney Today!

At Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara, our attorneys are experienced in handling truck accident cases and will do what is necessary to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from this terrible incident. Moreover, we accept cases on a contingency basis, so you will not have to pay us legal fees until we win your case.

Call us today at (805) 628-4967 for a free consultation.

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