Commercial trucking is a vital part of our economy and our nation, but it also presents a real and present danger to motorists who travel on the same roads. Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds – more than 16 times the weight of an average SUV and more than 20 times the weight of an average compact or midsize vehicle. These massive vehicles reach 75 feet in length, considerably dwarfing even larger passenger vehicles.
Given the size and weight of tractor trailers, it is unsurprising that accidents often result in unmitigated tragedy. Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are exceptionally vulnerable against commercial trucks. Catastrophic injuries to the brain and spinal cord, as well as burns and lacerations, are frequent consequences of truck accidents.
Despite comprising only a fraction of a percentage of total collisions, truck accidents annually account for more than 12% of motor vehicle fatalities. Surviving family members of truck accident victims have a right to pursue compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, property damage and emotional trauma.
In order to claim compensation following an accident, it is imperative that negligence is proven to be a factor in the crash. With truck accidents, negligence may be on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, the company or workers who loaded the vehicle, the truck parts manufacturer or a driver of another car.
San Diego car accident lawyer Eugene Bruno shoulders the burden of recovering damages on behalf of victims and their loved ones. With more than two decades of complex, high-net worth cases under his belt, Mr. Bruno is an effective and assiduous legal representative, with a 99.7% success rate.
For assistance determining liability, call the office to schedule a free preliminary consultation with Mr. Bruno. An uncompromising approach and a dedication to personalized service have enabled Mr. Bruno to successfully resolve thousands of cases for his clients.