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 3 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.
When it comes to vehicle crashes, nothing is more terrifying than the thought of a collision with a larger truck. We are talking about semi-trucks, delivery vehicles, trash trucks, and other similar vehicles. However, there may come a time when you need a San Diego truck accident attorney. If you do, you can count on the team at the Eugene Bruno & Associates to be by your side, working to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Larger commercial trucks are much larger and weigh much more than the average passenger vehicle. When they are involved in a crash, they can cause major injuries to the passengers in other vehicles they strike.
Because of their size and weight, these trucks must be well-maintained. If they are not, a failure of any part of the vehicle can lead to a deadly accident.
If you are injured due to the negligence of a truck driver, you may be eligible for compensation for lost wages. This could include things other than the money you missed out on such as pay bonuses or other benefits you would have received if not for your injuries.
Getting this lost wage compensation will require you to (1) submit a request to your insurance company or (2) to the truck company’s insurance company if they were at fault or (3) file a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver or company.
Aside from vehicle failure, we know that there are times when the actions of other drivers can cause a crash. This can include the following:
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck crash that was caused by the negligence of the driver or truck company, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on securing all of the compensation you deserve. This can include the missed work coverage we discussed above as well as: