Sharing California roadways with tractor-trailers and other vehicles can be downright dangerous. No matter how cautious and alert you are when you're behind the wheel, there's no telling what another driver might do at any given moment that might place you in harm's way. If a negligent or reckless driver causes a collision that results in injury to you or your loved one, it may take a long, arduous recovery to help you be well again.
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When people are sitting in traffic on a busy thoroughfare in California, chances are they will notice several large trucks in their immediate surroundings. Big rigs, because of their sheer size, can be significantly more dangerous if they become involved in a traffic accident. While a lot of focus is put on motorists being respectful to truck drivers and understanding how to drive around a truck, equally as important is a trucker's ability to responsibly operate a vehicle that is much larger than a majority of cars on the road.
Most residents in California are probably aware of the fact that accidents involving semi-trucks or other large commercial vehicles can be extremely serious and, often, fatal. Being hit by a vehicle many times larger and heavier than a standard passenger vehicle puts the occupants of the car at risk of fatal or potentially lifelong injuries.
One may need only look at the massive semi-trucks traveling in and around Oakland to ascertain the devastating potential that they present. Because of that, trucking companies should be sure that not only are the drivers they employ capable of adequately controlling such vehicles, but also that the vehicles themselves are in top working order at all times. The failure of any system on a semi-truck can lead to a chain of events whose eventual results can be catastrophic.