Semi-trucks are a common sight in California, which provides much of the nation's produce and other products. Overall, big rigs and large trucks quite literally keep commerce in the state moving. As an important part of the economy, these trucks are very important. Sadly, they also pose a considerable risk to other drivers.
Millions of commercial trucks and big rigs carry cargo from coast to coast in the United States, constituting 4.3 percent of all vehicles on American roadways. Unfortunately, these large vehicles present a disproportionate danger to other cars. One study by engineers at Kansas State University suggested that as much as 10 percent of all crashes that result in a fatality in the United States involve a large commercial truck.
The average semi-truck in the state of California can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and can be up to 75 feet long. By contrast, the average passenger car weighs just 4,000 pounds. For those involved in a traffic accident with a large truck, the result can be catastrophic and even deadly. If you or someone close to you was injured or killed in a semi-truck accident, we encourage you to call a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney right away.
Whether we need to fight for you in court or stand up to an insurance company to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, our team at The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood is ready to go the distance. Founded in 1968, our firm name is synonymous with caring and successful representation in Santa Barbara.
Pick up the phone today and call The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood to schedule a free legal consultation with a Santa Barbara personal injury lawyer from our dedicated firm.