Why Truck Accidents are Always so Dangerous and Life-Threatening
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Why Truck Accidents are Always so Dangerous and Life-Threatening

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Truck Accident.

07-December-2018

Even though we are surrounded by big trucks on a daily basis when we hit the roadways, we can rest assured that they are usually safe. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen that are due to the negligence of a truck driver or the truck company.

When that happens, you need to know where to turn. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we will make sure that you are cared for in the aftermath of an accident that has caused you or a loved one harm. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will be by your side as you work to secure compensation for your injuries. When you need a truck accident attorney in San Diego, call us today.

What Can Happen

How many of these do you see on a daily basis?

  • Eighteen wheelers
  • Tractor-trailers
  • Construction trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Package delivery trucks

We have plenty of these trucks in and around San Diego. If something goes wrong with either the truck itself or with the driver, the results can be disastrous.

Vehicle Failure often occurs if the owner of a truck does not regularly inspect and maintain their fleet. Some of the worst accidents occur because there is a problem with the powertrain, brakes, tires/wheels, or suspension.

We also know that driver negligence contributes to man accidents. This can be due to:

  • Alcohol or drug impairment
  • Operating while distracted by a cell phone
  • Speeding or reckless driving behavior
  • Carrying a larger load than legally allowed
  • Driving more hours than legally allowed in a day

Why They Are So Bad

There are a few reasons why truck accidents are so disastrous:

  • They are typically very large vehicles.
  • These vehicles weigh tens of thousands of pounds when fully loaded.
  • They are often carrying dangerous materials (flammable, hazardous, etc.).
  • They often fail at high rates of speed.

When these accidents occur, they can become mass casualty events in which people sustain serious injuries. It is not uncommon to see the following as a result of truck accidents:

  • Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe bone breaks or dislocations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Amputations or crush injuries

All of these injuries require extensive medical care to fix and the medical costs can rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. If a victim is unable to work while they heal, they will lose income.

What happens if a permanent disability is suffered?

Who is responsible for paying these expenses?

Your Options Now

We know that you need to focus on healing from your injuries. That is why the team at the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno want to help. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need in the aftermath of a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. This includes coverage for your medical expenses, lost income if you cannot work, as well as pain and suffering damages. If we need to, we will help you through the disability process.

When you need a truck accident attorney in San Diego, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.

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