Accidents Waiting to Happen
Long haul trucks travel approximately 100,000 miles per year and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds at legal load limits. Over time, given that many miles and that much weight, vehicles naturally begin to break down and require maintenance. To a trucking company, this means spending money on the vehicle and it means the vehicle itself is not on the road making money.
Unfortunately, many trucking companies choose to save some of that money by deferring routine truck maintenance as long as possible.
At Ashton & Price, we aggressively protect the rights of people who have been harmed by trucking company negligence in central and northern California. Today, with more than four decades of combined personal injury litigation experience and in excess of $100 million dollars recovered since 1996 — we are ready to help you, too.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers today.
Government regulations require trucking companies to maintain their vehicles. We use our knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) and California trucking regulations to help accident victims recover. Since 1996, in fact, we have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and jury awards for our clients.
State and federal regulations require drivers to inspect their trucks before driving. As reasonable and safety-conscious as that may sound, drivers who don’t own their own trucks have to depend on their employers to properly maintain the vehicle.
Specific problem areas include:
- Steering components
- Trailer hitches and rear doors
- Lights and reflective safety tape
To learn more, see our truck accidents information center.
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From offices in the Sacramento area, our attorneys handle accident cases involving trucking company negligence throughout central and northern California. Contact us for an honest assessment of your case and of our ability to recover money for you through negotiation or at trial.
*In the event you elect to receive medical diagnosis and/or treatment on a lien basis, your health care provider will be entitled to payment at the conclusion of your case, from your settlement or jury award.