San Diego Truck Accident Causes

Accidents involving large rig trucks and trailers can result in serious injury and the destruction of property. These accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons and are generally quite severe. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recognizes that driver fatigue is the leading cause of truck related accidents in the United States. Driver fatigue is an entirely preventable condition and results from trucking companies often incentivizing truck operators to cut their delivery times in half by driving without appropriate amounts of sleep. Driving under these strained conditions impairs a driver’s ability to operate their machinery in a safe manner and increases the probability of falling asleep at the wheel. Besides fatigue, many truck operators suffer from a condition known as sleep apnea, whereby their airway becomes obstructed during sleep and regular sleeping patterns are disrupted. Sleep apnea can result in a loss of vital oxygen to the brain and a severe impairment of reaction time and ability to focus while driving safely.

 

Recognized Truck Accident Causes

Understanding the cause of your truck related accident is crucial to the outcome of your case. Many factors need to be considered and a key element is determining who is the liable party. Insurance companies and the trucking companies associated with a defendant will try their best to avoid liability and to minimize payout, so it is important to understand your rights as a victim and to align yourself with the best. The skilled attorneys at the San Diego Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich will support you in determining which of the following causes pertain to your particular truck related incident and will educate you about your legal rights as well as California specific laws pertaining to trucking accidents:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Excessive Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Insufficient Driver Training
  • 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
  • Defective Parts and Equipment
  • Insufficient Truck Maintenance or Mechanical Failure
  • Impaired Vision from Night Driving

Speak to a San Diego Truck Injury Lawyer Today

With the extensive transport of goods and services along our San Diego highways and through our international sea and air ports, it is not surprising that accidents involving large commercial trucks do happen, often resulting in serious medical emergencies. In the case of a truck related accident, you need an attorney that will go to battle on your behalf and who is an expert in truck injury litigation. With over 12 years of experience in personal injury law specific to truck injury accidents within San Diego and across California, the Attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich are committed to your success and in providing you with the highest levels of legal service. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck related accident, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Truck injury accidents are time sensitive and require immediate action to insure just compensation for damages suffered. Don’t wait – Call our offices today at (323) 947-2224.