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One of the widely operating trucks in the US from Landstar Systems is known for its safe delivery mechanism. However, Landstar’s trucks have also met many accidents like any other vehicle.

 

Given the weight and size, Landstar Systems Truck Accidents are devastating. Incidents with these trucks are common in the US. The Department of Transportation reported over 400 Landstar Systems truck accidents in 2 years.

 

If you have been a victim of the Landstar Truck Accident, getting fair compensation can be tricky. And here is where J.G. Winter Law steps in. Our lawyers, experienced in numerous Landstar Truck Accident cases, will fight to secure your lawful compensation and guide you through legal proceedings.

 

Before we move forward to the consultation details with J.G Winter, let’s understand the Landstar Systems Accident at Sacramento.


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Jeremy Gordon Winter: Personal Injury Attorney In Sacramento, California

Importance of Hiring Proven Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in a truck accident in California, it is vital that you contact an attorney who has experience handling these intricate cases. At the Law Offices of JG Winter, we will deal with the insurance companies for you and answer all your questions so that you can concentrate on your recovery. With resources that include industry experts, investigators, and medical professionals, we will fight for full and fair compensation for all damages you sustained, including:

  • $Medical expenses
  • $Long-term care
  • $Rehabilitation
  • $Loss of wages
  • $Loss of earning power
  • $Pain and suffering
We stand behind the principle that financial cost should not hinder your ability to attain experienced legal advocacy. It is our promise that you will not pay anything unless we win your case for you.

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About Landstar Systems

Landstar System is a prominent Fortune 500 transportation company. Founded in 1968, it is now a major transportation industry player specializing in third-party logistics.

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Trucking laws in Sacramento, California

A truck driver in Sacramento, California, needs a Commercial Driver’s License. To obtain a CDL, they must pass medical requirements and written tests at the DMV. In addition, there are other regulations for truck drivers and the truck company to ensure everyone’s safety.

We have outlined some regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

 

  • Hours of service: Long hours of driving practice among truckers can cause fatigue, leading to slow reaction time or exhaustion. This elevates the chances of accidents. So, FMCSA provides regulations on Hours of Service for property-carrying and passenger-carrying drivers.
  • Meal and rest provision: Truck drivers in California have to take breaks, including a 10-minute rest after every 4 hours. Likewise, they get a 30-minute meal break after every 5 hours. However, this provision under 49 U.S.C. 31141 is for property-carrying commercial drivers. It is covered by FMCSA’s hours of service regulations.
  • Inspection requirements: By law, company drivers must regularly inspect their vehicles to detect any mechanical problems or damaged equipment. This minimizes the risk of truck accidents.
  • Regular inspections: According to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV), truck drivers in California must perform pre- and post-trip inspections. They also need to document if there are any issues and address them before operating.
  • DOT numbers on truck: Commercial trucks and vehicles operating from one state to another must register with the U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) to secure an identification number. Those numbers must be visible on both sides of their truck.

Statistics of Landstar Systems Truck crashes

Among more than 400 Landstar Systems truck accidents, 12 Landstar truck accidents have been proved fatal. Likewise, 132 out of the numbers resulted in injuries.

These accidents have mostly occurred due to unsafe traffic violations. Exceeding speed limit, violating lane restrictions, and tailgating are some of the infringements that have led to crashes. Besides, improper lane changes and not yielding at the right time have also caused many accidents.

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Causes of accidents of a Landstar Systems Truck

Driving an enormous Landstar truck with a 40-80 ton capacity is not a cakewalk. The hefty vehicle has multiple blind spots and needs more space and distance to stop. These complications and fatigue in commercial vehicles can lead to unsafe driving and accidents.

Here are a few causes of Landstar Truck Accidents common in the US:

 

  • Distracted driving: Several accidents have occurred due to this reason. Distraction usually refers to handling phone calls, texts , fiddling with stereo, talking to people on the vehicle, eating and driving while driving.
  • Drugs and alcohol use: It requires intense focus to drive the huge Landstar Truck. So, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs reduces the driver’s ability to concentrate and impairs them from safe driving practices.
  • Drowsiness: Driving for long hours without a break can make drivers fatigued. Exhaustion can lead to inattention, slow down reaction time, and lessen vigilance.
  • Lack of skilled training in new truck drivers: Improper training can make the drivers lack the proper skills to ensure safety. The sad reality is that this negligence has caused many accidents.
  • Reckless driving: Landstar Trucks already look aggressive because of their enormous size. In addition, if it is at high speed, this can add to the risk of every individual and vehicle on the road.
  • Equipment failure: There are several accidents that are caused by equipment failure. Defective brakes, suspension, steering, missing mirrors and warning lights can cause severe accidents.

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Injuries from a Landstar Systems Truck accident

A tremendously heavy Landstar System truck can cause severe damage to whatever and whoever they come across. They are scarier than any other vehicle accident because they are more likely to result in deaths or serious injury than accidents between passenger cars.

The common injuries from a Landstar Systems truck accident are:

 

  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injury: These injuries often lead to severe consequences in the long term, such as concentration and memory issues.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries can lead to body temperature inconsistency, bladder issues or even paralysis in the long term.
  • Bone injuries and fractures: This can cause damage to the bone and even weaken the structures of bone. You may notice a loss of strength because of these kinds of injuries.
  • Burn injuries: Severe burn injuries can cause multiple problems. This affects the nervous system, cancer, and mental health issues due to low self-esteem.
  • Wrongful death: The loss of life of a loved one is a disaster in one’s life. And when it is caused by negligence, this can be a significant traumatic experience in life.

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Liability in a Landstar Systems Truck accident

While receiving compensation can take time in a truck accident, here are a few details that can help you understand the fault in the first place.

Different parties can be liable for a truck accident. They are as follows:

 

  • Truck driver: The driver must be accountable for the accident if they have broken traffic rules. Cases can include excessive speeding, tailgating, denying traffic lights, and driving under the influence.
  • Landstar systems: The trucking company can be liable in certain cases where they are negligent. For instance, when a trucking company hires unskilled truck drivers, it can contribute to an accident.
  • Manufacturers and distributors: The liability goes to the manufacturer if there is any defect in the truck at the time of purchase. Defects in brakes, steering, and tires are the most dangerous ones.
  • Cargo loader: Imbalance in the loads can bring weight issues and lead to serious accidents. The responsibility for this kind of accident falls upon the cargo loader.
  • Maintenance team: The maintenance team bears responsibility if there are any oversights or deficiencies during the repair process.

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Can I sue Landstar Systems?

If you have valid legal claims and grounds against Landstar Systems, you can sue them. However, determining liability against Landstar Systems is challenging. This is because of multiple stakeholders connected with a truck and the severe damages caused by the accident. Therefore, the complications start as soon as the accident occurs.

So, it is crucial to consult with a Sacramento Landstar Systems truck accident attorney to navigate such a situation.

 

Building A Litigation Case For A Landstar Systems Truck Accident

 

Filing a lawsuit against Landstar System can leave you frustrated and stressed. We at the Law Offices of JG Winters can help you from the initial phase of filing the claim to representing you in court if needed. We can guide you on whether pursuing legal action against the Landstar System is viable.

 

Who Can Be Compensated For A Landstar Systems Truck Accident?

 

The parties suffering damages or injuries due to the accident get different kinds of compensation for their loss and damages. The liable party has to compensate for two kinds of damages, Economic and non-economic.

Under economic damage, the victim is entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, etc.

In case of non-economic damage, the victim will get reparation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.

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Contact JG Winter Law for a truck accident case in Sacramento

Contact JG Winter Law: your personal injury lawyer in California

Navigating the aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming and confusing. Whether you are the at-fault party or not, you need an expert who can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the complex legal terrain. J. G. Winter Law specializes in cases just like yours. Being an experienced personal injury lawyer in Sacramento, Attorney Jeremy Winter is committed to protecting your rights and establishing a fair settlement. J.G. Winter Law works on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us unless we win for you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We’re here to fight for you.

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I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case. From the very beginning, Jeremy was compassionate and understanding of my situation. He took the time to listen to my concerns and explain the legal process in a way that was easy for me to understand.

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Jeremy’s knowledge and expertise quickly resolved all stress and pressure and concluded with the result we were looking for. He knows the law and knew my rights - I felt extremely confident in every step because he forecasted every potential scenario and the desired outcome with the steps to get there. He was phenomenal!

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The team is one of the best in California period. I've used Jeremy Winter for years and have referred friends and family over to his office and have received great feedback from them. They look out for your best interest and bring in specialists as needed to make sure you are getting the representation you need when it really matters.

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