Dangerous Trucks on the Roadways
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 170,000 people are injured in truck accidents each year. The primary causes for accidents involving trucks are failure to comply with safety standards and/or transportation laws. Given the size and weight of trucks and their need to navigate through a variety of roadways, it’s no wonder that even the slightest collision can cause devastating damage and injuries. The number of trucks and tractor-trailer rigs on the roads increases every year.
We often assume trucking companies and drivers comply with industry regulations, but for victims of trucking accidents it becomes apparent that is not always the case. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need an attorney who is experienced in legal representation for truck accidents. Brian S. Nelson law can help you get compensated fairly for your injuries and recover damages related to the incident.
California Bus Accident Liability
As gas prices rise more people are looking to public transportation as a cheaper transit alternative. With a growing number of riders come more buses on the roadways -- and more opportunities for accidents to occur. Buses contain a high number of occupants who don’t wear seat belts and accidents can result in serious injuries to passengers. However, you may also be entitled to personal injury damages if you were injured as a bus driver, pedestrian or the operator of another vehicle involved in a bus crash.
The laws relating to bus accidents are complicated. Depending on the circumstances, a public or private entity may be involved. It is important to engage a qualified bus accident lawyer to help you with your claims if you’ve been involved in a bus traffic accident. Brian S. Nelson has a successful track record of obtaining damage awards for his clients who have been injured in bus accidents.
Been Involved in a Motorcycle Accident in Los Angeles?
Motorcycle registrations have increased 84% from approximately 3.9 million in 1998 to 7.1 million in 2007. Unfortunately there has also been a consistent increase in motorcycle fatalities over this same period. The NHTSA notes that motorcycle fatalities have offset the gain in lives saved resulting from higher seat belt use and improved passenger vehicle safety.
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers in cars who are unaware of the motorcycle near them or who assume a motorcycle can be handled similarly in traffic to an automobile. A motorcycle rider can obey all traffic laws yet still be severely injured through no fault of their own.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Choosing a skilled personal injury attorney will be one of the most important decisions you make after a motorcycle traffic accident. With over 20 years of experience successfully handling personal injury claims, The Law Offices of Brian Nelson can offer you a free consultation to discuss the facts of your personal injury case.