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San Diego Truck Accident Lawyer

The number of trucks on the road has skyrocketed over the last decade as people get more used to ordering online than shopping in a physical store. In addition, trucking companies are scrambling to find enough drivers to operate their trucks. The result is that roadways have become far more dangerous for the passenger car drivers who have to share them with large trucks. These massive vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded, will cause serious injuries when they are involved in a crash with a smaller car.

You have legal rights when you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a truck accident. Your main legal right is to be paid for the full extent of your injuries when you can prove that the truck driver was responsible for the accident. Truck accident cases are very evidence intensive and have different considerations than passenger car accidents. Therefore, you need an experienced San Diego truck accident lawyer to fight for you and your family.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers may be in a hurry to maximize their limited driving time or be poorly trained to handle the significant duties of driving a large truck. Here are some of the ways that truck drivers can cause accidents:

  • Losing control of their truck by over or understeering
  • Getting behind the wheel when they are fatigued
  • Rolling over because of cargo loading error
  • Not checking their blind spot properly when changing lanes
  • Accidents caused by speeding when the truck driver is rushing to reach their destination on time
  • Crashes caused by errors made by an inexperienced driver

Common Truck Accident Injuries

The average passenger car weighs around 3,000. Even if you are driving a bigger car, such as an SUV, you would still be greatly outweighed by a truck, and the physics of the crash would work against you. Massive trucks unleash a lot of force when colliding with passenger cars. Therefore, there is a far greater chance that you will be seriously injured in a crash with a large truck.

What Determines Your Financial Compensation in a Truck Accident

On average, truck accident settlements are larger than car accident settlements due to several reasons:

  • Truck accident injuries are more serious, leading to greater damages.
  • Trucking companies have large insurance policies that have greater coverage limits than the policy carried by the average driver.

However, you also have an insurance company involved in the picture that knows that it owes you a lot of money. You may have to go through the insurance company to get this money, whether you try to settle a claim or a lawsuit, you file in court. To effectively deal with the insurance company, you need an experienced truck accident attorney who can anticipate what they will do in an effort to pay you less.

How to Win a Truck Accident Lawsuit By Proving Negligence

The legal standard that you must meet is proving that the truck driver was negligent in the events that led to your crash. Establishing negligence comes down to proving that the truck driver acted in a way that the normal and reasonable truck driver would not have.

Your personal injury lawyer will fully investigate your accident to get to the bottom of what happened. They may face opposition from the trucking company that may do anything possible to shield itself from liability. However, a truck accident lawyer knows the law and how to overcome this resistance.

Federal and California Rules That Impact Your Truck Accident Claim

The trucking industry is a very heavily regulated one. Trucking companies must follow the rules for practically everything. If you can prove that the trucking company broke one of these many rules, it may be evidence of negligence.

Here are some of the rules that apply to the industry:

  • Limitations on the hours that operators can drive
  • Rules that require inspection and maintenance of trucks
  • Requirements for how cargo must be loaded onto the truck
  • Training requirements for drivers
  • Drug and substance abuse testing

Your lawyer could help gather evidence that would show that the trucking company did not comply with the rules. If you can show a pattern of non-compliance, you may even receive punitive damages from the trucking company.

How to Strengthen Your Truck Accident Case

To file the most effective claim or lawsuit, you need to be prepared. The insurance company will not simply write you a large check. You must have the evidence that shows what happens and the documentation that shows the extent of your damages.

Calling an experienced truck accident lawyer right after your accident is the best first step that you can take in your case. If you wait too long to contact an attorney, you may lose valuable evidence that could show what happened.

For example, there is an electronic data recorder that retains evidence of how the truck was being driven. The trucking company only has to save this data for a limited amount of time before they can overwrite it. They may even try to “lose” the evidence beforehand if it shows that their driver was at fault. An attorney would move quickly to lock down this evidence and ensure that the trucking company retains it.

Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer

With a truck accident claim, a lot of money is on the line. Compensation may represent your financial future because your career could be permanently curtailed for you and your family. You do not want to leave anything to chance. In addition, you do not want to settle your claim for too little because it is your only chance to be paid for your injuries. Your lawyer will handle the details of your case while looking after and fighting for your interests.

Call a San Diego Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Insurance companies take note when you hire a truck accident attorney with a track record of being tough on behalf of their clients. They will treat you differently when they know that there is someone who can hold them accountable. The attorneys at DP Injury Attorneys get results for you when a trucking company’s negligence has harmed you. Contact us today to discuss your case.

What our clients say
Conrad Keitabangs

This law firm is the best in San Diego, South California. Unbelievable, I got more than what I was expecting in my accident case. Lawyer D’Egidio is an amazing Lawyer with a kind heart, respect, patience, and outstanding performance. I will recommend this Law firm to anyone and most importantly, they will do the work for you at any time and more so any help you need will be done accordingly.

Claudia Ignacio

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when it happens you can count on Irving and Arthur to help you. My car accident was not huge, but Irving treated me with respect and both Irving and Arthur worked hard to get me the best settlement under the circumstances. I trust them to provide you with an honest advice because they actually care about their clients.

Jose Garcia

Working with Arthur has been great from the beginning, he has been straight forward and represented me well. Got me very well compensated from my motorcycle accident. Will be referring them for sure.

Lisbette Baltazar

They are some of the best attorneys in SoCal when it comes to litigating personal injury cases. I am especially impressed by attorney Irving Pedroza. He is tenacious, knowledgable, and a true advocate for his clients. Without a doubt, I would recommend them to my family and friends.

Stephen O'Brien

Mr. Pedroza and his team did an excellent job walking me through the entire process, and litigating the case. My questions were always answered in a timely manner, and we reached a settlement that was in the expected range. Thank you.

Hudson Lasley

They helped me to navigate the complicated and confusing legal world after I had a car accident and settled my case much faster than I was expecting. I can’t say enough good things about them. I highly recommend this firm.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to accept the trucking company’s settlement offer?

There is nothing that makes you bound to accept a settlement offer. It is simply an offer to resolve the matter of the insurance company’s liability for the actions of their policyholder. You can reject the settlement offer and counter with one of your own.

What happens if I cannot settle my claim?

You can file a lawsuit against the trucking company and have your day in court. Trucking companies have every reason to be afraid of a jury, and they try to avoid trials.

How much will a truck accident lawyer cost me?

You will not need to pay anything upfront for an attorney; you only pay us if you win your case. Then, we are paid a percentage of the proceeds from your settlement of the jury award.