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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

Common causes of California truck accidents

Almost everywhere you look there are trucks on the roads. You won't have to drive too far to pass a truck, have one start following you or have one pull in front of you down the road. Because of the sheer volume of vehicles on the roads, trucking accidents are all too common in the state of California. Here are some of the most common causes of these often tragic accidents.

One of the most common causes of truck accidents in California is distracted driving. Truck drivers can get distracted much like drivers of cars, SUVs and vans. Distracted driving includes cellphone use, reading a map or newspaper, paying attention to what's happening outside the truck, changing radio stations, swapping CDs, talking on a dispatching device and more.

California truck accidents are also caused by driver fatigue. Truck drivers are required to take breaks every so often and if they don't, they are subject to discipline. They must log their time behind the wheel and their break time in the trucking log. Even with the required breaks, truck drivers can still suffer from fatigue, which hinders the ability to make proper decisions.

Reckless driving is another common cause of truck accidents throughout California. This includes speeding, weaving between lanes, tailgating, distracted driving and more.

Truck accidents are also caused by poor maintenance of the truck. If something breaks and isn't fixed, this broken item could eventually cause an accident. When trucks aren't checked for issues or aren't properly maintained, they can breakdown or have parts fall off them when moving.

Your life can change in seconds if involved in a truck accident in the San Fernando Valley. Make sure you have plenty of insurance coverage prior to hitting the road and always seek medical attention after being involved in an accident. If the accident was not your fault, you may wish to pursue compensation through a settlement or a civil lawsuit.

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