Big Bear Truck Accident Attorney

With a population of about 5,500 people, Big Bear Lake is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The Southern California resort destination frequently has more than 100,000 visitors on any given weekend. As a result of thousands of unfamiliar drivers traveling through curvy mountain roads in sometimes unfavorable weather conditions, truck accidents in the Big Bear Lake area are not uncommon.

The large, obtrusive nature of a truck and the high speeds at which they travel can lead to serious dangers for other passengers on the road. Even at low speeds, victims of tractor-trailer crash accidents and truck wrecks can suffer very serious, even fatal injuries when involved in a trucking accident.

With Big Bear truck accident cases, many different issues may arise and prompt investigation is advised. Thousands of motorists and truck drivers have been killed and injured in large trucking accidents primarily resulting from driver error and negligent maintenance by trucking companies. Other reasons for semi truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Unsafe vehicle operations
  • Large, unstable loads or defective equipment
  • Intoxication
  • Driver error
  • Failure to maintain current inspection standards
  • Inadequate truck driver training
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Improper weight load

Like all motor vehicles, large trucks are sophisticated pieces of machinery that require regular maintenance in order to properly, and safely, function. Before they even hit the road, trucks are supposed to be examined to ensure the functionality of all parts. Brakes, brake lights, side reflectors, trailer hitches, and the engine are all truck parts that need to be in good working order for a truck to be safe while on the road.

The commonality amongst most truck accidents is negligence and negligence equates to compensation for affected parties in a court of law. If you or a loved one have been in a Big Bear truck accident, please don't hesitate to call the Liljegren Law Group today for a free consultation. Hiring an experienced attorney from the Liljegren Law Group is important to help you sort out the complexities of a truck accident case. Our attorneys are experienced and specialize with truck accident cases in Big Bear and throughout the state of California. Our Big Bear truck accident lawyers offer aggressive, personalized service to ensure that our clients recover the compensation they deserve after an accident. Call us today at 866-613-9906.

Driving in Dangerous Conditions

Driving in the winter months in the San Bernardino Mountains can often be difficult because of the snow and the icy conditions on the roads traveling to and from Big Bear on the various highways and roads. On top of the icy conditions, there are thousands of people who are trying to come up or leave the mountains which can cause some dangerous driving conditions. Some important steps to take when traveling on the windy mountain roads up to Big Bear include:

  • Bring chains when traveling and inclement weather is forecast.
  • Keep three car lengths away from the vehicle in front of you in order to provide enough distance to stop.
  • Never brake suddenly while driving on ice, use brakes lightly.
  • Use your low beams when driving in fog, ice or snowstorms.
  • Be careful when driving into shady areas where black ice may remain.
  • Be especially aware of your surroundings.
  • When driving uphill pick a path that will allow the most traction.
  • Carry emergency supplies, including: food, water, warm clothing, blankets, medication and a cell phone.
  • Be courteous to other drivers and be aware of driving conditions before you make your trip.

If you have been injured in a Big Bear Lake truck accident caused by another motorist's negligent actions, or a dangerous road condition, you may be entitled to financial compensation in a personal injury claim. Contact the Big Bear truck accident attorneys at the Liljegren Law Group for a free consultation. One of our experienced lawyers will evaluate your potential case, and advise you of your rights to recover compensation for lost earnings, pain and suffering, and medical expenses, or the wrongful death of a family member. Call us today at 866-613-9906.