San Diego 805, 15, 8 and 5 Freeway Truck Accidents

San Diego County is a maze of criss-crossing highways and major interstates that carry an immense amount of commercial truck traffic. The North-South running 5 freeway carries goods and services from the border of Mexico all the way up the length of California to the border of Oregon. The 805 freeway can be a congested vein of trucks and passenger vehicles carrying people through the heart of the city, while the 8 runs East to West carrying traffic from the coast to the border of Arizona. Our San Diego highway systems connect the substantial airfreight out of San Diego International Airport as well as overseas freight arriving into San Diego harbor, a major international shipping hub. The importance of the trucking industry cannot be overstated, however the overlap between commercial trucking and passenger vehicles can often be problematic.

San Diego Freeway and Highway Accidents

Accidents happen, and when they occur between a 10,000 to 80,000 pound tractor trailer and a 3,000 pound passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. Each year it is estimated that 11% of all motor vehicle fatalities involve large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds. When you combine a giant mass of steel, excessive speeds and a multitude of factors that contribute to collisions, including driver negligence, overloaded cargo, equipment malfunction and driving under the influence – you have a potential recipe for disaster.

California Specific Laws

In the state of California and in San Diego County there are specific laws pertaining to accidents involving large commercial trucks. Aligning yourself with an attorney who is highly skilled in truck accident litigation is essential based on the time sensitivity of such collisions. Trucking companies and insurance companies will jump at the opportunity to avoid full payout for damages suffered and will go to great lengths to defend themselves against liability. In some cases, you may be partially responsible for the collision, so knowing your rights is critical, and the attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich will assist you in building a solid defense.

San Diego Freeway Hazards and Truck related Accidents

At peak traffic times of the day the freeways of San Diego can become gridlocked nightmares with commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. Driving at night can pose unique problems with lack of visibility and the risk of truck drivers being fatigued from excessive hours on the road with inadequate restorative sleep. Accidents involving a big rig and smaller vehicle may result in severe injuries for both parties, including:

  • Head and brain trauma
  • Lacerations, contusions and abrasions
  • Neck and spinal injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones and dislocation
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death


Speak to a San Diego Truck Injury Attorney Today

With over 12 years of experience in truck accident litigation throughout San Diego County, the skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich will assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries suffered as a result of a truck related accident along San Diego’s freeways. Our attorneys will provide you with the excellent legal services you need for your truck related accident injury. For a free consultation, call us today at (323) 947-2224.