Injured in a Truck Accident?Choose a Firm That Was Created to Advocate for Victims.
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Any auto accident can be serious, but commercial trucking accidents are capable of causing catastrophic injuries and damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you have a right to pursue compensation for things like medical bills, lost income, and in especially tragic cases, funeral expenses.
At Vaage Law, our San Diego accident lawyers have been dedicated to the rights of injury victims for more than 35 years. With more than $150 million recovered on behalf of our clients, our firm has proven our ability to win complex cases. When you retain our firm, we will seek justice and fair compensation on your behalf, to return you as close as possible to your prior life.
We are tireless advocates for the interests of our clients. Get started now by calling (619) 338-0505.
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Who’s Liable in a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are notoriously complex, in part due to the large number of potentially liable parties, so you need a San Diego truck accident attorney who is well-versed in the nuances of these claims.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, liable parties may include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer of a defective truck part
- The maintenance company
- The cargo company that loaded the trailer
Proving that these parties acted negligently can be difficult, but it is part and parcel of the services provided by Vaage Law. Your pain and suffering should not be exacerbated by the financial burdens created by another person’s carelessness as well. When you retain our firm, we will fight aggressively for compensation for your harms and your losses.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, roughly 3% of all injury-causing road accidents are caused by commercial trucks. Due to the size and nature of these vehicles, they tend to cause severe injuries and can occur for a number of reasons that establish liability with truck drivers, shipping companies, and even truck manufacturers.
Examples of negligence in a truck accident include:
- Impaired driving (drugs, alcohol, fatigue, etc.)
- Reckless driving (speeding, dangerous merging, etc.)
- Improper loading of the trailer
- Improper upkeep/maintenance of the truck or trailer
- Defective equipment
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, three critical events associated with large truck accidents are:
- Running out of the travel lane, either into another lane or off the road
- Vehicle loss of control due to traveling too fast for conditions, cargo shift, vehicle systems failure, poor road conditions, or other reasons
- Colliding with the rear end of another vehicle in the truck’s travel lane.
The FMCSA also identified the top ten additional factors associated with large truck crashes:
- Interruption of the traffic flow
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Inadequate surveillance
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Illegal maneuver
- False assumption of other road user’s actions
- Distraction by object or person inside the vehicle.
If there is a commercial truck accident, officials will investigate the immediate causes. From there, it is up to others to establish accountability for the harm that was done to any victims. At our firm, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We will conduct our own investigation, consult with experts, and speak with witnesses in order to pursue justice on your behalf.
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We realize that legal representation isn’t always financially feasible after an accident, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t pay a cent unless and until we are able to recover on your behalf. Let our San Diego truck accident lawyers fight for you, while you focus on your recovery.
We have represented personal injury victims for more than three decades. Attorney Bob Vaage has an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for his honesty and ethical representation of his clients. When you choose our firm, you can expect an attorney who is always prepared, always attentive, and always working in your best interests.