San Diego Big Rig Accident

With San Diego serving as a major West Coast hub for industrial trucking because of its close proximity to Mexico and international air and sea ports, freeways and highways can often be loaded with big rigs making their way across the country. At 53 feet in length and 80,000 pounds  of steel and cargo, big rig trucks pose a significant threat to motorists if not operated safely and properly.

Understanding Your Rights

It is important to understand your rights as a victim and the underlying cause of your big rig accident. Our attorneys are highly skilled in the analysis of accident scenes to assess whether your big rig related accident was the result of one the following causes:

  • Insufficient Driver Training
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Excessive Speeding
  • Overloaded Trucks
  • Brake Failure
  • Poor Driving Conditions such as a Snow and Ice
  • Inexperienced Drivers
  • Failure to Follow Posted Traffic Signage
  • Driving Under the Influence of an Illegal Substance
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Defective Parts and Equipment
  • Insufficient Truck Maintenance or Mechanical Failure
  • Impaired Vision from Night Driving

Common Big Rig Accident related Injuries

When a massive big rig truck collides with a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. Victims of truck and big rig related accidents often suffer severe physical injuries that may include the following:

  • Broken Bones and bone dislocation
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Amputation
  • Cosmetic Disfigurement
  • Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Death

Compensation for Big Rig Related Injuries

When you or someone you love has been injured in a truck related accident you may find yourself dealing with excessive medical expenses, the loss of wages and your livelihood and personal wellbeing dramatically impacted. You may suffer from severe physical, emotional and psychological trauma and in some extreme cases, the truck related accident may result in one or multiple fatalities. In the aftermath of losing a loved one to a big rig accident, victims are left to pick up the pieces and cover extensive medical bills and funerary expenses alongside extreme emotional and financial distress. By aligning yourself with a skilled personal injury attorney well versed in California specific laws pertaining to truck related accidents you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

Speak to a San Diego Big Rig Accident Injury Attorney Today

With over 12 years of experience dealing with big rig accidents across San Diego County and the length of California, the skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich are committed to providing you with exceptional legal services that will greatly impact the outcome of your personal injury case. Maneuvering the legal process surrounding your big rig related accident can be daunting, and the window in which you can file a claim is limited. Leave the logistics to an expert attorney who will do battle with insurance companies seeking to minimize payout and trucking companies attempting to avoid responsibility. Contact our attorneys at the San Diego Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich today for a free consultation at (323) 947-2224.