Truck Collision Issues

Here are some of the significant issues involved in Southern California truck collisions as well as San Diego truck accident cases

  • Past and current developments in trucks, including tires, brakes and electronic equipment
  • State and federal regulations involving trucks and safety protocols, including drivers’ hours of service and the issue of fatigue
  • Records retention, including nature, frequency and scope of inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Data collection and spoliation
  • Driver training and qualification, including hiring practices and supervision
  • Alcohol, drug and substance abuse testing
  • Contents of truck and trailer, including freight  and transportation of hazardous cargo
  • Loading of truck and trailer, and unloading as well as excessive overloading and/or falling debris cases
  • Accident reconstruction and the impact of road conditions
  • Low and high speed collisions
  • Tailgating
  • Chain-reaction crashes
  • Aggressive driving
  • Improper blind spot mirrors
  • Roll-over accidents, semi-tractor truck and trailer accidents including semi jack-knife cases
  • Human factor and use of industrial psychologists
  • Establishing liability of other defendants, including truck manufacturers, governmental agencies, etc.
  • Nature and extent of damages, including physical and mental injuries, current and future economic losses
  • Catastrophic injuries, including brain injury, spinal cord injury (i.e. paraplegic, quadriplegic) and wrongful death cases
  • Insurance issues involving coverage and exclusions
  • Negotiation, mediation and arbitration
  • Potential license exposure and criminal liability (criminal negligence, manslaughter, etc.)
  • Trial preparation, witnesses, exhibits and strategies

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