Under California law, drivers of trailer trucks are legally required to complete specialist training and obtain a commercial driver’s license, in addition to a standard driver’s license. As an empty trailer truck weighs up to 40,000lb, and 80,000lb fully loaded, the driver will need to use all their skill and experience when forced to brake suddenly. Unfortunately for other motorists in adjacent lanes, no amount of skill and experience can make a several ton vehicle stop immediately, so collisions are very likely. When a trailer truck collides with your car, you are highly likely to sustain serious injuries, and fatalities happen all too often following these accidents.
Even the most experienced and careful of drivers, whether behind the wheel of the truck or a car, can make a mistake resulting in a devastating trailer truck accident. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, as a result of somebody else’s negligent or reckless driving, you could benefit from the expertise of our San Diego trailer truck accident attorneys.
Around 1 in 10 auto accidents in San Diego involve a trailer truck or other commercial vehicle. Although you may be aware that the sheer size and weight of trailer trucks makes them difficult to maneuver and, therefore, lead to more serious accidents, here are some key statistics you may wish to know:
When you or a loved one are injured in a San Diego trailer truck accident, you are very unlikely to care about the statistics. You will, no doubt, be more concerned with the pain of your injuries, and the fact that you will need to take time off work, losing out on earnings. With the help of a Simpson Law Group truck accident attorney, you could recover the monetary damages that can make the situation less devastating.
Our experience as trailer truck accident lawyers suggests that, should you be involved in a trailer truck collision, you may sustain one or more of the following injuries:
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal trailer truck accident, our San Diego lawyers could also file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. California law imposes strict rules on wrongful death claims so, if you believe you may be eligible, you should speak to our legal experts immediately.
To find out how a Simpson Law Group attorney could use their outstanding legal knowledge and experience to recover maximum compensation on your behalf,
call us today at 619-236-9696 for a free consultation.
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