Trucking Accidents San Diego

Large Commercial vehicles play a crucial role in the economic growth of this country. This is especially true in California, where truck driving is one of the most lucrative careers a person can obtain. While Big Rigs and Trucks only account for 4% of the total number of vehicles on the road, they are involved in 13% of California's fatal collisions. Because of how big these vehicles are, a crash with one of them is often fatal to the occupants in the smaller vehicle. California is second in the country for these kinds of accidents. So how can a lawyer help you after a Trucking Accident? (1)When is a Death Wrongful? (2)Who can make the claim? (3)What must they prove? and (4)What damages can you claim?

There are several factors that a lawyer will need to take into consideration when it comes to building your case. These will include:

  • Gravity and Classification of Injury
  • All Cost (current, past, and future) of Medical Treatment
  • Lost Income
  • Lost Employment Benefits
  • Emotional and Personal Life Damages
  • Pain, Suffering, Mental Anguish and Emotional Stress
  • Disfigurement and Disability
  • Determination of Culpability in regards to the case
  • Individual Circumstances of your case

With all of the factors of your case put together, here is a list of items that you can sue for in your Trucking Accident case:

  • All Medical Bills (current, past, and future)
  • Property Damage
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Companionship with a Partner
  • Inability to Enjoy Life
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Emotional Stress
  • Disfigurement and Disability

Out of Pocket Expenses

Negligence can take many forms, including the following:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driver is Distracted
  • Speeding
  • Recklessness
  • Driving under any Influence (Drugs or Alcohol)
  • Brake Issues
  • Road Unfamiliarity

Even if you are partially responsible for the Trucking Accident, you are still entitled to compensation if the driver behind the truck displayed Negligence in any of the above-listed forums. The driver is fully responsible for his conditioning and the safety of everyone around him.

Unlike a typical car accident, many parties could be at fault in a Trucking Accident. These parties can include:

  • Truck Driver
  • Trucking Company
  • Truck Owner
  • Leasing Company
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Freight Broker
  • Motor Carrier

This means a thorough investigation will need to be conducted in order to prove who is the Negligent party in this case. Your lawyer will look at the following items:

  • Truck's Dash Cam Footage
  • Truck Driver Logs
  • Truck Maintenance Logs
  • Drug and Alcohol tests were taken after the accident
  • Truck's Black Box Recorder (for speed, hours driving, and more)
  • Results from a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and/or police investigation
  • Witness Statements
  • Expert Testimony

With everything mentioned above, we will make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. What matters most is that you and your family will be taken care of.

Attorney Jillian F. Hayes

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