San Jose Truck Accident Attorney
Truck Accidents versus Car Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that a "large truck" weighs more than 10,000 pounds. An 18 wheel tractor-trailer or semi truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds, which can be up to 40 times as much as a car weighs. Not taking any other factors into consideration except the size and weight of the vehicles involved, accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles are no contest events, with the occupants of the car being the losers over 75% of the time. The injuries sustained tend to be very serious, such as spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and brain damage, or even death.
The scope and legal complexity of truck accident cases are unique, posing problems that are typically not found in car accident cases. If you or your loved ones are injured in an accident involving a truck, it is crucial that you secure help from a San Jose truck accident lawyer at the Dunnion Law Firm who aggressively represents the victims of truck accidents.
Causes of Truck Accidents
In order to minimize the potential of accidents caused by a large truck , semi, or 18-wheeler, truck drivers need to be alert, aware and in control of their vehicles at all times. Additionally the truck itself must be maintained in a condition, as prescribed by law, that absolutely provides for safe operation under all driving conditions. Even with these laws and guidelines in place, it is a sad fact that about 50,000 trucking accidents occur each year, with 5000 fatalities. Some of the causes of these accidents are:
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol and drug use
- Irresponsible, reckless and aggressive driving
- Improperly loaded trucks
- Insufficient and improper inspection and maintenance
- Manufacturing or design defects
- Poorly trained drivers and maintenance employees
- Employer negligence
We play hardball with unethical insurance companies who are happy to take your money each month, but refuse to pay you the money you need when your life depends on it. We are unbending when negotiating with the trucking company's insurance carrier who want to give you a low-ball settlement. For 35 years The Dunnion Law Firm has been advocating for the rights of those who have been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence and recklessness of truck drivers in California. Let us be your advocate, too.
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